Burglars caught in the act

2012-04-12 22:37

Pretoria - Two men were arrested on Thursday after a housebreaking was foiled in Garsfontein, east of Pretoria, Gauteng police said.

The pair allegedly used a crowbar to gain access to the house and police were called, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

"Two Zimbabwean nationals were found in the house. When police arrived they were busy packing different appliances."

Two Mercedes Benz cars in the garage had also been broken into. No one was home at the time.

The two were expected to appear in the Brooklyn Magistrate's Court soon.

  • seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-04-12 23:23

    Zimbabwean - why am I not surprised!? Illegal immigrants running amock in our country - they seem to have free roaming, that's why! Sad! Two down - Another 500000 to go........

      Sharon - 2012-04-12 23:26

      2 999 998 actually

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-13 06:30

      Part of the problem is our super efficient border controls since 1994. They are doing a fantastic job at let just about anyone through.

  • Frans - 2012-04-13 00:02

    What would have happened if the owners were at home? Just asking.

      Ricky - 2012-04-13 07:59

      They would have got some great african ubuntunis's,"I will share your wealth and take your lives" treatment from the worlds nicest gentlest people.(sarcasm folks)

  • RenaldoS - 2012-04-13 00:15

    I understand this is a good thing that happened, but why would this make national news? I work for an Armed Response company and this kind of thing happens daily, and suspects are arrested \in the act\ very often. This is like posting an article about the sun rising and setting, it happens almost as often. I'm not complaining at all here, I just want to understand how this can make news, surely there is something out there that is more important or interesting? Just a question...

      Mattewis - 2012-04-13 07:15

      I suppose it depends on whose house is being burgled! Two Mercs in the garage should be giving you a clue! If the sun is rising/setting on Charlize Therons back side it is news, but on yours & mine it's just a daily occurring non-event!

  • ThaboShakuNews24 - 2012-04-13 01:02

    At least they were caught. Keep up the good job SAPS!!!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-13 06:31

      Yes thanks SAPS, only next time shoot them please and save our state and taxpayers the burden

  • Dirk - 2012-04-13 01:13

    They dont have to worry, they propably wont go to jail, they will most propably be deported and back in the land of milk and honey the next day to steal someone else's hard earned milk and honey...

  • Katlego - 2012-04-13 06:53

    You see! I bet they are on that list 166 000 Asylum Seekers List:) Cry my beloved mzansi! Route the rodents back to their Mama land! Only skilled, qualified and employable foreign nations should be welcomed with warm hands!

      Thandekile Pokolo - 2012-04-13 08:27

      they are not worry b'coz their don't have ID even permit so its not easy to trais them good job for SAPS

  • Mokgadi - 2012-04-13 07:04

    It is about time that the SA government did something about the Zimbabweans in this country. About half of them have gotten here illegally, and how do they survive? - by doing crime. Everyday there is truck loads of second hand goods going to Zimbabwe. Have the authorities ever ask the question as to where these goods are coming from? If at all, they had been bought elsewhere, where do they (Zimbabweans) get the money to finance the purchase of second hand goods that are transmitted almost on a daily basis. One day we will wake up here there will nothing, and everything will be taken away by Zimbabweans.

      Cris - 2012-04-13 09:08

      Your reasoning is beyond belief. No wonder these Zimboz seem to be a step or two ahead of the locals.

  • Warren Mark Davidson - 2012-04-13 07:14

    I wonder if they are the ones that broke into my car when I was staying in Garsfontein last year?

  • Bongani - 2012-04-13 07:56

    Not suprising at all and when s#*t hit the fan there will be cries of xenophobia.

  • Bongani - 2012-04-13 07:57

    Not suprising at all and when s#*t hit the fan there will be cries of xenophobia.

  • Jacques - 2012-04-13 08:14

    I was held at knifepoint this morning for my cellphone. FML. That is all.

  • rob.munro3 - 2012-04-13 08:47

    Turn your back and they pounce on you they rape ,murder and steal us blind........................cut there hands off and give them a plaster.

  • margaret.mead1 - 2012-04-13 13:21

    This article is not really well written. Who called the police? The security company?Anyway, I'm glad they were caught in the act.I'm also glad nobody was at home. This could have been a different story ... I'm also not sure why it's such big news, as this happens every single day, as Renaldo says. But all credit to the security companies and police that take their dangerous jobs seriously. Not surprised the crooks are immigrants either - no doubt illegal, and I agree they should be shipped off home, but Mugabe should take a heap of the blame, having impoverished his own people so much that in their desperation they will do anything just to survive, including crime. If they go to jail, at least they get fed and have a roof over their heads. But our borders are much too porous - From what I've read, it's easier to get into South Africa than virtually any country on earth.

  • oupag - 2012-04-13 18:34

    I request that our borders be strictly patrolled, These immigrants have a free roaming licence in and out of the SA. They do as they like and our Govt is too soft in this regard.

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