Century City security help nab robbery suspects
The quick arrest of two suspects in the i-Store robbery in Canal Walk last week was thanks to the strong working relationship between SAPS and the security personnel of both Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA) and Canal Walk
In fact it was CCPOA CCTV footage and an alert manager in the CCPOA’s Control Centre who identified one of the vehicles used in the crime that led directly to the arrests.
Security at Century City works on a three-tier system. Firstly the CCPOA is responsible for security in the common areas or in other words, the public realm. The commercial property owners and the Body Corporates and Home Owners’ Associations of residential complexes are responsible for the the security of their properties while the third tier of security are individual property owners who are responsible for their individual units.
Century City’s strategy of working closely with SAPS and of combining the use of cutting-edge technology with highly visible policing and rapid emergency response has proven very successful in curbing crime at Century City and also in apprehending suspects of crimes when committed.