Quick Surveillance captured strike action on video
In September 2006, a well-known shopping center in Protea Heights Brackenfell came under attack by strikers. Earlier the day information was received that strikers will be targeting the center. Security closed the mall’s front doors as one could hear the group of strikers coming closer to the entrance of the Mall.
They were singing, dancing and shouting and started pushing on the doors. The group turned violent and started throwing stones and bricks breaking down the entrance doors making their way in. As they approached the main entrance of the group forced their way in and as one can see in the video. Men and woman can be seen destroying the doors, attacking and assaulting employees and leaving with unpaid retail goods.
Most of the cash registers were also destroyed and the money taken. Cigarettes and other goods of value were among the things stolen by these criminals. Luckily quick Surveillance allowed for some of the criminals to be caught on video. It contributes to the guilty parties being arrested and prosecuted. Footage was handed over to center management and the police service.