Fire Brigade helps cops catch suspect

2009-09-05 00:00

BURGLARS who broke into a clothing store through the roof were caught on camera and the city’s Fire Department helped the police catch a suspect.

Lucas Holtz­hausen of Safe City said a Safe City operator spotted two men inside a Pep Stores outlet in the Church Street mall in Pietermaritzburg during the early hours of yesterday.

The police were called but could not reach to the top of the roof. The Fire Brigade had to be called to try to arrest the suspects on the roof. One man was caught, and police are still looking for two others.

Holtzhausen said Safe City operators have been on the alert for break-ins at all Pep Stores outlets following several reports of burglaries in local stores recently.

 

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