Dangerous and wanted criminal arrested in Phoenix

The dangerous suspect who was arrested by Blue Security Armed Response officers last week.

Swift work by the Blue Security Armed Response officers, together with Phoenix residents, led to the arrest of an alleged dangerous criminal who was wanted by police in connection with serious and violent crimes including armed robbery and attempted murder.

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According to Blue Security operations director, Brian Jackson, two officers were patrolling the neighbourhood in Grove End Drive near Stanmore Park on Thursday when they noticed two residents chasing a suspect into the park.

“The officers stopped to investigate and the residents advised that the suspect had allegedly broken into a house together with two other men who had managed to get away. The officers gave chase and after a bit of a tussle they managed to arrest the suspect who was found to be carrying house break-in implements and an okapi knife. The suspect had injuries to his face because members of the public had allegedly assaulted him before he earlier managed to evade arrest,” he said.

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Jackson said the suspect was handed over to the Phoenix police and a case of house break-in was opened. “At the police station, it emerged that the suspect was wanted for 22 other pending cases against him ranging from armed robberies, attempted murder, assault with intent to do GBH and house robberies,” said Jackson.

He commended the hard work and dedication of the officers. “We are committed to the fight against crime and to working closely with residents to provide visible policing and protection in the communities that we serve. We will continue to work closely with residents and the police to bring swift justice to bear as we strive to make our neighbourhoods feel safe again,” he said.

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