Liquor, goods stolen from Pennington home

2016-03-31 06:00

A 38-YEAR-OLD man was arrested in Pennington on Thursday for housebreaking and theft.

Vusi Minci Khomo of Umgababa was arrested by Constable Douglas Mongi Gumede of the Scottburgh SAPS and was detained in police custody until his appearance in the Scottburgh Court on Tuesday.

It is alleged that on Tuesday night, 22 March at 9pm, a Sandra Place, Pennington resident was relaxing in his lounge and decided to fetch something from another room. “He was shocked to find that three and half cases of liquor had been stolen. On further investigation, he found his headboard drawers open and chocolate, two air guns, an extension cord, a fan, leather bags and other leather items were missing,” said police spokesperson Captain Vincent Pandarum.

It is believed that entry may have been gained through a back door that was shut, but not locked.

The following day, as he was leaving his driveway, he noticed some of his belongings that had been stolen, hidden beneath some bushes close to his property.

On Thursday, 24 March, an unknown man was found rummaging in the bushes where the stolen property had been stashed and when approached by the resident, the man fled.

Constable Gumede responded to a call for assistance and managed to track the suspect down on another road in the vicinity.

Investigations led police to the suspect’s residence in Umgababa where the stolen liquor and other property were recovered.

“The public is warned that it is a criminal offence to buy or be in possession of stolen property. Not only are you creating a demand for stolen goods, you will also have a criminal record,” said Pandarum.

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