Man arrested while trying to steal surfer's car

2015-10-24 15:58
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Cape Town - A 21-year-old man was arrested for trying to steal champion surfer Cas Collier's car in Muizenberg, Cape Town, on Saturday, the city's law enforcement principle inspector Wayne Dyason said.

"The suspect was caught red handed at the busy Surfers Corner area inside the car trying to start it with a duplicate key," said Dyason.

A member of the public alerted the City of Cape Town's law enforcement officers who were walking on the beach.

The car guarded asked him to call the officers.

"The alert officers immediately apprehended him and he was taken to Muizenberg SAPS where he was charged."

The 21-year-old, who lives in Tafelsig, Mitchell’s Plain, was arrested for attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Dyason said Collier was grateful for the officers’ quick intervention.

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