Vision Tactical Attends First Private Security Indaba In The Southern Hemisphere

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Private security company Vision Tactical attended the inaugural private security indaba hosted by PSIRA, the two day event took place at the Emperors Palace Conference Centre.

The event highlighted the growth of the private security industry across the globe, with a deeper focus on South Africa.

Police Minister Bheki Cele delivered the keynote address, emphasizing the need for the South African Police Service and private security companies to bridge the gap with each other in order to ensure South Africa becomes a safer place.

[Vision Tactical Tips] Avoid Becoming A Target For Brazen Criminals

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Robberies are one of those things that you often hear about on TV and via WhatsApp messages – but believe, deep down, will never happen to you.

However, this has changed, every day we hear of people who have recently been robbed, often in broad daylight.

Some of these incidents include a young woman robbed while leaving a shopping mall, a man robbed while getting into his car outside his home and two women robbed while taking a peaceful jog – just to mention a few.

Getting robbed is something one does not prepare for. There are however precautions one can take to help decrease the chances of becoming a victim of such unfortunate incidents.

With an increase in armed robbery cases in the north of Johannesburg in recent weeks, Vision Tactical Director Yaseen Theba outlined important tips on how to diminish the odds of becoming a target for brazen criminals:

  • Firstly, people should avoid walking alone, rather walk in a group. Suspects are more likely to target individuals walking alone, than a group.
  • We cannot stress this enough, avoid wearing expensive clothes and/or jewellery as they attract potential suspects or muggers.
  • If you are approached by someone who is behaving suspiciously, do not stop to fight or argue. Run as fast as you can and make as much noise as possible.
  • If you are robbed, defending yourself if you have the skills or a weapon. Pepper spray can be an effective hindrance and can be easily carried.
  • However, if you are robbed at gunpoint, keep calm and give the criminal whatever they want.

Theba adds that robberies can happen anywhere at any time. Knowing what thieves look for when they choose their victims, and what you can do to make yourself less of a target, can help you avoid becoming a victim yourself.

Individuals traveling from areas which have recently become crime hotspots are urged to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times and are also encouraged to travel in groups rather than alone.

Media Enquiries:

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Notorious ‘Rolex Gang’ Linked To Four Armed Robbery Incidents In One Day

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FOUR armed robbery incidents took place in Melrose, Edenvale and Hyde Park today (Saturday 13 July) and all have since been linked to the suspected ‘Rolex Gang’ operating in the North of Johannesburg.

Investigations in to the various incidents have revealed that armed assailants/suspects are targeting individuals wearing luxury items and carrying valuables with them, this is why people are urged NOT to wear any expensive jewelry or luxury watches when leaving their homes/businesses or while going out.

When perpetrators spot an individual wearing expensive items / valuables, the targeted victims are being followed and subsequently robbed.

We urge every body to be extra vigilant during this tense period.

Vision Tactical together with all the relevant authorities are working 24/7 to apprehend the wanted suspects who have committed these heinous crimes.

Below is a video of an armed robbery incident in Hyde Park, targeted an individual wearing a Rolex watch:

Contact Vision Tactical on 084 222 2222 or alternatively download the VTAC App with a direct panic button to our emergency control room.

Huge Breakthrough In Crime Syndicates Operating in Gauteng!

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Hawks DPCI TOMS together with various South African Police Service Units and Private Entities have made a huge breakthrough in clamping down on crime syndicates operating in Gauteng.

Two suspects were arrested in Marlboro on Monday (8/7/2019) – and detained by various SAPS Units, the suspects were sought for various crimes in the vicinity of Johannesburg.

The vehicle and suspects were spotted in Marlboro and were subsequently stopped and detained.

Suspects tried to escape and collided with one of the law enforcement vehicles. Both (2) suspects in the car were apprehended and arrested.

After further investigations it was discovered that the suspects are linked to more criminal investigations for a crime committed on the 8/7/2019 whereby R 10 000-00 was robbed from a victim at a shopping mall.

Items seized:

Laptop, Signal Jammers, T-Star Devices Used For Vehicle Crime, Hammer, Grinder, Various Tools, Vehicle Breaking Implements, Hand Gloves, False Registration Plates, Other Personal Belongings (Electronic Equipment) Belonging To Victims Who Were Targeted), Cell phones

Media Enquiries:

Vision Tactical Communications

+274 772 3333


Tips To Help You Avoid Becoming A ‘Crime Statistic’

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The South African Police Service (Saps) has warned people to be crime conscious at all times…

Here Are A Few Crime Conscious Tips:

  • Never walk around alone and don’t talk to strangers. Be on the lookout for strange cars or people.
  • Walk in well-lit busy streets and in a group, if possible.
  • Make sure your home is secure, and become a member of an armed response service. Be sure that you know all the emergency numbers or have them displayed in an accessible area.
  • Always let someone know where you are going and how long you will be gone. But think twice before advertising your impending absence on social media. Criminals also have access to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Know all emergency numbers.
  • Trust your instinct.
  • Avoid going onto a congested street where you cannot even walk properly that is where you will find criminals pick pocketing.
  • Avoid displaying valuables where criminals can see them.

Media Enquiries:

Vision Tactical Communications

+274 772 3333


New Vehicle Pound In Joburg On The Cards, Set To Hold 10 000 Vehicles

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A new pound capable of holding around 10,000 vehicles is on the cards to help authorities restore law and order in Johannesburg.

The departments of public safety and economic development on Wednesday welcomed a recent council resolution to purchase land in Denver that is earmarked to be converted into a vehicle impound

The 5ha property will significantly ramp up the size of the city’s pound.

The current pound at Turffontein has space for 740 vehicles at a time.

“This R40m purchase will assist the Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) to fulfill their mandate of reinstalling law and order in the city through its Buya Mthetho operations,” said a joint statement by economic development MMC Leah Knott and public safety MMC Michael Sun.

There should be more traffic officers on the country’s roads, their employment conditions should be improved and they should be on the roads 24 hours …

“Furthermore, in adherence with legislation JMPD will be able to adequately house all vehicles that have been impounded due to infringements such as illegal parking, un-roadworthiness, illegal dumping and non-compliance of road regulations like drinking and driving.”

The land still needs to be officially signed over to the city and rezoned but the departments said they hoped to break ground with the project in the next year.

“The increase of break-downs as well as additional space means that we can be more visible and effective in impounding vehicles which are in many cases the cause of road accidents and fatalities as well as criminal activities,” said Knott.

The city is planning to add 20 new breakdown vehicles to its existing fleet.

(Source: TimesLive)

CCIN Conference in Johannesburg – “Cohesive Synergy Against Crime”

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The Civilian Crime Intelligence Network (CCIN) held its conference in Johannesburg at the Military Museum in Saxonwold on Saturday.

Various role players and stakeholders in the public safety sphere were in attendance at the event which featured demonstrations and stunts by ER24 and the Johannesburg Metro Police Department respectively.

MMC for Public Safety in Johannesburg Michael Sun says the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) is working directly with Mayor Herman Mashaba and have decided to share monthly (JMPD) crime stats instead of the annual ones as this is in a bid to create more awareness and to monitor progress.

Watch a demonstration by ‘Vision Tactical Medical Partners’ ER24 enacting how a gunshot victim is transported to the hospital with a chopper: