Success Report 22/01/2018

Success Report
22/01/2018

Vision Tactical received a call for suspects that are stealing boxes of trucks destined for deliveries.
We responded to the scene in crown mines and obtained the suspect information and kept the witness ready for ID parade.

We went in the direction the suspects fled and chased them further into the squatter camp.

One Suspect was arrested and the stolen box was recovered. Suspect positively identified. One suspect fled, unknown description.

Case number to follow. JHB Central.

Success Report : 17/01/2018

A resident from Houghton reported to a stationed Vision Tactical Security Officer that he was robbed. Vision Tactical Intervention Unit together with Response units arrived at the scene.

Victim was pointed with firearm and robbed of a phone some time before he reported to the security as he was passing. Suspects description was obtained immediately and we started to track the cell phone. Phone was traced to Alex near Pan Africa Junction.

Vision Tactical contacted security units in that area as they started making their way to the tracked phone. David from 7 Arrows spotted the suspect as per the description and the suspected was apprehended. We thank David for his swift response.

Suspect detained at Alex SAPS.

Case number to follow.

Firearm Norinco found in possession of suspect.

Sought as per cas 1**\8\2017 Garsfontein

Residence Drivers license was found also.

Namola : Taxi Caught in Shootout

True to its mission of connecting citizens to safety in emergency situations, Namola successfully helped Lucia through a recent traumatic event, “Their response was very quick and the Namola team was really amazing.”

The Namola Response Centre received a request for help when Lucia was shot at while using an e-hailing service, allegedly by armed robbers.

Using the phone’s GPS coordinates, Namola was able to speedily report the incident to the nearest SAPS officials who were able quickly get to the scene of the incident.

Vision Tactical – a Namola Watch responder in the area – was also able to get to Lucia quickly by using the Namola provided coordinates. Vision Tactical safely helped Lucia get to the closest police station where she was able to report the incident to the authorities.

Lucia is another satisfied Namola user, who was able to safely get help in an emergency: “Being a victim of crime is a horrific experience, but Namola made the most traumatic experience of my life bearable.”

There were no injuries or casualties, and the case is pending investigation.

E-hailing services are convenient, reliable, comfortable and cost-effective. But, they are also controversial, with ongoing violence levelled at the popular services that enable users to make use of mobile apps to order taxis.

Because these e-hailing services provide an alternative to the more traditional metered taxi and public transport services, there are unfortunately times when unsafe situations can arise.

Make sure you know how to stay safe when using these services. Click here for more info

Gauteng residents brace for severe storms, large hail, damaging winds

Following an intense heat wave‚ the South African Weather Service on Tuesday warned Gauteng residents to brace themselves for some heavy rain.

According to the weather service‚ severe storms with large hail and damaging winds could possibly hit the province on Tuesday.

In the last fierce hailstorm to hit Johannesburg two weeks ago‚ several people were injured while two people were killed when heavy winds ripped roofs and collapsed structures.

At the time Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development Jacob Mamabolo said 51 RDP houses and 12 shacks were damaged in Mohlakeng. Seven of the 12 shacks were completely destroyed.

In Zuurbekom the roofs of 14 houses were blown off‚ power lines exposed and some roads closed off after trees fell onto the street. In Simunye‚ close to Bekkersdal‚ four houses were damaged while in Roodepoort a tree fell onto a house.