Cut burglar bleeds to death

2009-09-26 00:00

POLICE are trying to identify the alleged housebreaker who is believed to have bled to death after he cut himself on the window he smashed to gain entry into a home in Hilton.

Police spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan said the man, aged between 30 and 35, broke into a home in Charlotte Road, Hilton, where he stole a laptop.

“The owners of the house were asleep at around 11 pm on Saturday last weekend when they were awoken by a noise. They got up to find their house had been broken into,” said Jeevan.

She added that they found a lot of blood at the scene.

Police were summoned and opened a housebreaking docket.

Jeevan said that the following day at around 5 am, a security guard at the Hilton Station heard someone screaming, but despite looking around could not immediately locate the person.

“When he eventually found the man, he was already dead.”

The suspect suffered a big gash to his leg and bled profusely.

Police who were called to the scene recalled the housebreaking the previous night.

They later followed the blood trail 600 metres from behind the home to the place where the man was found dead.

The laptop he was alleged to have stolen was missing, and police believe he had an accomplice.

The suspect was wearing a black shirt and trousers and black and white takkies, only one of which was still on his feet; the other has not been found. He has scars on his forehead and hands.


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