BURGLAR CAUGHT AND STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED
On a cold Wednesday morning, 08 August 2018 shortly after 05:00 a police officer from Table View was busy with foot patrols in a greenbelt in Sunningdale area. When the officer approached the footpath near Tulare Road he noticed two men jumping over a wall of a property nearby. The officer shouted at the men to stand still and informed them that he was a police officer. The men started jumping over the walls of other properties and the officer immediately called for assistance. The local neighbourhood watch was also alerted.
Once back-up arrived, the area was cordoned off and a search commenced for the fleeing suspects, who allegedly had broken into a nearby property. The officer managed to apprehend one of the two men inside a property hiding. The same suspect was seen dropping a sling bag before he started to flee. The officer went to retrieve the sling bag and found a laptop inside it.
Upon further investigation at the property where the men were first observed jumping over a wall, another two laptops and computer monitor were found. The suspect was linked to a burglary in Waterville Road, Sunningdale. The second suspect was not apprehended.
The 32-year-old suspect was taken to Table View Police Station, where he was detained until his court appearance on Friday, 10 August 2018.
Captain Adriana Chandler
South African Police Service
Tel: 021 521 3308
Cell: 071 604 8334
Fax: 021 521 3335