Umhlanga ANPR cameras flag stolen vehicle linked to Gauteng crime

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Armed response officers recovered a stolen vehicle in the Umhlanga area after an overhead ANPR street surveillance camera picked up that that the vehicle had been reported as stolen, yesterday.
Community and media liaison officer of Blue Security, Andreas Mathios said the armed response officers had tracked the vehicle, an Audi, along Ocean Way and approached the driver of the vehicle, who told them that he was the legitimate owner as he had purchased the vehicle and was in possession of the legal documents.
The incident occurred at about 12: 10pm.
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One of the automatic numberplate recognition cameras (ANPR) detected that the vehicle was listed as stolen.
The camera automatically sent their control centre a notification, alerting officers to the presence of the vehicle in the area.

“Our offices swooped onto the scene. Durban North SAPS also arrived at the scene and drove the vehicle to the police station with the original driver sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle,” said Mathios.
The vehicle has been linked to various crimes allegedly committed in Gauteng.
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Mathios said the firm was excited about the growing role that technology was playing in the fight against crime.
“We have invested in high technology ANPR cameras in the area and in other parts of Durban and surrounds to further strengthen the role we play in proactive policing and we are pleased that the decision has quickly delivered excellent results and led to the recovery of several stolen vehicles,” Mathios said.
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