South Africa 23.7.2015 01:50 pm

Hijacking of ADT guard captured on Google Street View

A screen shot of the Google Maps Street View showing the hijacking of an ADT security guard. Pic: Google Maps

A screen shot of the Google Maps Street View showing the hijacking of an ADT security guard. Pic: Google Maps

Images captured by a Google Street View vehicle showing the hijacking of an ADT security guard in Johannesburg.

The images, taken in February 2015, show two men removing the ADT security guard from the passenger door of his vehicle while a third accomplice waits inside a white BMW 1-series.

Not far from the scene, Google Street View shows another guard in a patrol station with his legs folded, oblivious to the situation.

Theunis Kotze, General Manager of the ADT Inland Region, confirmed the incident, describing it as an ‘opportunistic crime’.

“[The] ADT Reaction Officer was held at gunpoint by two criminals in Johannesburg. No one was injured in the incident. The Reaction Officer’s weapon was stolen,” Kotze said.

He added police along with the security company investigated the matter but no arrests were made.

“The Google Streetview pictures were recently shared on social media and brought to the attention of ADT. They could possibly assist in furthering the investigation and will be looked into by the SAPS and ADT” Kotze said.

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– Caxton News Service

 

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