Scaffold thief caught red handed

2017-07-10 16:37

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A 21-year-old man has been arrested and is due to appear in Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 12 July on charges of theft and possession of stolen property. 

The man was allegedly caught red handed with stolen scaffolding in Rochester Road in Salt River yesterday, Sunday 9 July.

According to the Salt River police spokesperson, Sergeant Hilton Malila police received a tip-off about a housebreaking and they followed the lead.  

“Police were patrolling when they received a complaint of a housebreaking in progress in Rochester Road. Upon their arrival at the scene, they noticed somebody jumping over the fence with scaffolding in his hands,” Malila says. 

He says the man was immediately arrested and would remain in custody until his first court appearance.

Malila says that the police are concerned about the high number of robberies that have been reported despite the frequent operations and initiatives that have been implemented in the area.

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