Instant karma for robber

2019-06-25 06:00

A man who attempted to break into a residence was mauled in the face by a dog as he tried to flee the scene.

The incident took place in Lekkerwater Road in Sunnydale on Thursday 30 May at about 21:10.

Sergeant Leon Fortuin, spokesperson for Ocean View police, confirmed that the complainant had locked and armed her home at about 20:45 on the night the break-in took place. The complainant told police that she heard sounds coming from the roof of her upstairs room and assumed it was ducks, but later realised that the sounds she was hearing were in fact footsteps.

She then locked herself and her son in a room and activated the panic button.

She said that she could hear things being moved in the house.

Her landlord had made his way outside the residence after he was alerted that something was going on, and was then able to apprehend the suspect who had jumped out of the window, injured himself on landing and was bitten by the tenant’s dog.

He was taken to the hospital after sustaining his injuries and released under police custody on Tuesday 4 June.

At the time of the house robbery, he was wanted on three cases in Ocean View: attempted murder, house-breaking and theft.

The suspect’s bail in the case, which was headed by investigating officer detective Constable Mthetheli Moni, was opposed by the state and he is currently in jail.

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