Cops chase burglars in getaway car

2016-12-06 06:01
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Police arrested two men in their twenties after a high-speed car chase in Strandfontein.

Strandfontein police responded to an attempted housebreaking in Octopus Road, Bayview last Wednesday after 10:30.

Police were alerted to the attempted break-in by a neighbour who heard thieves trying to break in.

The men allegedly arrived at the house with a crowbar and attempted to break down the front door, police say.

It is believed the neighbour disturbed the men and they fled the scene while the neighbour alerted police.

No-one was home at the time of the break-in and no-one was injured.

The suspects fled in a red Volkswagen Polo before police arrived, but the witness was able to give an accurate description of the car. Police spotted the car and gave chase.

The two men, aged 24 and 27, were arrested in Spine Road, Khaye­litsha.

Police confirm the car was not stolen and an investigation will continue to see if it can be linked to any other crimes.

V Anyone with information on the attempted housebreaking should call investigating officer detective Constable Elton Williams on 083 482 4286.

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