Vumacam Alert helps police apprehend vehicle stolen in 2013

15th April 2020 ,

As the Vumacam network grows, the interception and recovery of vehicles of interest (VOI) connected to various criminal activities is increasing.

Earlier today, 14th of April 2020 at 13:47 the AI Surveillance Control Centre received an alert from the Vumacam LPR System on the corner of Barnato Street and Tudhope Avenue, Johannesburg for a wanted vehicle. The vehicle was quickly identified as a white Toyota Corolla whose owner reported it as stolen in 2013.

The JMPD undercover unit was immediately dispatched as soon as the LPR alert came in. The vehicle was on the move and was eventually picked up and blocked along Louis Botha Avenue. One suspect was apprehended and taken to Yeoville SAPS for further questioning

Says Ricky Croock CEO Vumacam, “although we do not have city-wide coverage yet, the network that we currently have in place is already helping our clients apprehend criminals on a daily basis. In this case, a stolen vehicle that has managed to evade law enforcement for almost 7 years was finally intercepted, proving how powerful the CCTV network can be when tackling crime.