E Cape teen held for theft

2012-09-09 19:13

Johannesburg - A teenager was arrested for allegedly stealing household appliances in Butterworth on Sunday, Eastern Cape police said.

Captain Jackson Manatha said the 19-year-old and two other teenagers broke into a house on Sunday morning.

A woman who lived alone in the house, phoned her brother when she heard strange noises in the house.

Manatha said one of the teenagers was caught by the brother and was handed over to the police. The other two ran away with the stolen items.

The arrested teenager would appear in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court soon.