Thieves break into home while owner and security wait for police

2011-06-06 00:00

“CHEEKY” thieves broke into Pieter Theunissen’s Sea Park home while he was standing with ADT security guards in his driveway, while waiting for police to arrive after he had reported a break-in to his car at about 2 am on Saturday.

Theunissen said he woke up at about 12 am to check if his car was locked after hearing a beeping sound from the car.

He then discovered that his car had been broken into.

“I heard a beeping sound from the driveway and on investigating I discovered that someone had broken into my car and stolen my fishing rods, iPod and the GPS. I called ADT security and while waiting for the police in the driveway, these cheeky thugs broke a window in one of the back rooms, got inside the house and stole my computer and two cameras. My wife was fast asleep when this whole thing happened,” said Theunissen.

He said that house break-ins were common in his area and added that the South Coast seems to be an easy target for criminals.

At the same time, two more homes were broken into in Mzumbe Chalets where some unidentified valuables were stolen.

Port Shepstone police have arrested five suspects in connection with these house break-ins.

Area police spokesperson Colonel Zandra Wiid confirmed that in the Sea Park house break-ins, the thieves broke a back window to gain entry to the house.

On the same night thieves broke back windows in two other Mzumbe chalets and stole various items.

“We are still waiting for the complainants to bring lists of what was stolen in their homes,” said Wiid.

She confirmed that five men were arrested in connection with the house break-ins.

They will appear in Port Shepstone Magistrates Court on charges of house breaking.

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