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Burglar caught in the act


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

SARAH BAARTMAN – An alert homeowner surprised and caught a burglar while busy stealing tools from his store room in Jeffreys Bay this morning.

On Friday morning, 23 July 2021 at about 03:30, a homeowner in Dolfyn Street, Pellsrus, Jeffreys Bay alleged that he was asleep when he was woken by a noise coming from his storeroom. He further said that he peeped through the window and saw that there was someone inside his store room.

The owner allegedly tip-toed out of the house, and caught the man while busy removing tools from the storeroom.  On further investigation, a plastic bag with plumbing tools was also found outside the yard. A 31-year-old suspect was arrested and is due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate's Court soon on charges of housebreaking and theft.


Sergeant Majola Nkohli
082 779 7279