Wheels come off PE security as thieves hit surveillance trailer

Brazen Theft: the Land Rover from which wheels were stolen

The wheels came off the security of what should be a closely scrutinised Nelson Mandela Bay municipal property, monitored around the clock by CCTV cameras.

Or rather, the wheels were ironically snatched off a surveillance trailer – a hi-tech anti-crime tool – and another luxury vehicle in full view of those cameras, allegedly with no security personnel around.

The wheels of what is one of the Bay’s most sophisticated municipal surveillance vehicles, along with those on an impounded Land Rover Discovery, were stolen right in front of the CCTV cameras erected at the traffic department’s Sidwell pound.

The entire theft was recorded by the cameras, but authorities only cottoned on to the crime hours later. The municipality has remained tight-lipped about the January 15 incident, which has rendered the almost R1million trailer non-operational.

-Gareth Wilson 

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One thought on “Wheels come off PE security as thieves hit surveillance trailer

  • February 4, 2015 at 7:03 am

    And were the cameras good enough for someone to be identified? I don’t know that this can be termed high security. My home security is better prepared for a break in than our municipality’s system.


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