Two nabbed for break in

2017-02-01 15:55
 Constable Jason Pieterse and Warrant Office Granville Arendse from Muizenberg police station at the scene at Zerilda Park Primary after it was broken into.

Constable Jason Pieterse and Warrant Office Granville Arendse from Muizenberg police station at the scene at Zerilda Park Primary after it was broken into.

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Two people were arrested after being caught red handed during a break-in at Zerilda Park Primary School in Seawinds.

Captain Stephen Knapp, Muizenberg police spokesperson, says one of the suspects is a former learner at the school and stays in Lavender Hill.

He says Muizenberg  police officers followed up on a complaint of house breaking at the school today (1 February) at 06:20.

“An 18-year-old female suspect, who was later found to be a former learner of the school, was arrested on the scene. She was in possession of stationery and photocopy paper,” says Knapp.

He adds that on further investigation, the shift commander, Warrant Officer Granville Arendse, and Constable Jason Pietersen, determined that another suspect could be hiding in the ceiling of one of the classrooms.  

“With the help of a police dog, the suspect was found hiding in the ceiling. The 26-year-old man, also a resident of Lavender Hill, was then taken into custody. Both suspects have been detained at Muizenberg Police Station on charges of house breaking and theft."

Colonel Ismail Daniels, station commander of Muizenberg Police Station applauded the tenacity and alertness of his officers.

“It certainly shines through and by extension gives the community the assurance of the dedication and commitment of police to serve and protect. Schools should be protected by their communities and not damaged or broken into and urged the community to report any suspicious behaviour at these institutions.”

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