‘Invisible man’ suspect arrested

2011-12-14 00:00

POLICE in Boston have arrested Dumisani Mduduzi Mbeje, suspected of being the “invisible man” who has been breaking into houses in the area for the past two years.

Police insiders said 25-year-old Mbeje, of Gezubuso, also known as “Ngura”, had been on the run from the law for two years.

“The invisible man would go to a farm at night when everyone is asleep and steal cellphones, laptops, cash, computers … anything he can easily sell to people in the area,” said a police source.

“We call him the invisible man because that is how he answered a stolen cellphone when officers called him to figure out who had stolen it.”

Mbeje was arrested last Thursday for housebreaking and theft and appeared in court the following day.

“When we arrested him little did we know that he would be linked to seven other cases of housebreaking and robbery committed in the area that we have been following,” said the source.

He added that Mbeje confessed to being the leader of a group consisting of three friends who were arrested with him.

Mbeje reportedly said his arrest would not solve the problem of crime, which he blamed on employers who exploited their workers and expected no retaliation when they were treated unfairly.

He said many employers were firing workers without pay.

Police spokesperson Captain Lolly Moodley said four suspects were arrested and were linked to seven other housebreaking incidents in the area. Some stolen property had been recovered, he said.

Moodley said the suspects appeared in court in Impendle, where they would appear again on December 20.

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