PICS: Pit bull thwarts thief's escape in Somerset West

2016-07-06 08:52
A thief is bitten by a pitbull after trying to flee security guards in Somerset West. (Facebook, Police pics and clips via Vetus Schola Group)

A thief is bitten by a pitbull after trying to flee security guards in Somerset West. (Facebook, Police pics and clips via Vetus Schola Group)

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Cape Town - A thief in Somerset West was left bitten and bruised after a pit bull got the better of him while he was fleeing from security guards.

Facebook group Police pics and clips posted pictures on Monday showing the man, whose face was blurred out, injured after his encounter with the canine.

“This clever thief was fleeing from a security company after trying to steal some goods,” the post read.

“He started jumping fences in his ill-considered haste to get away, and jumped straight into the waiting jaws of a loving pit bull! Well done to the response officers of Vetus Schola Group!"

Two suspects had been apprehended while robbing a convenience store in Somerset West on Monday night, Vetus Schola CEO Chris Miller told News24 on Tuesday.

The owners of the store pushed the panic button, which alerted Vetus Schola security.

One suspect was apprehended in the parking lot, but the second suspect attempted to flee and jumped over a wall into a nearby residence.

After being greeted and bitten by a pit bull, who was on a runner, the suspect decided to jump back over the wall, but upon seeing security arrive at the convenience store, jumped back into the residence for a second time.

The pit pull went in for round two, further injuring the man, but stopped after its owner called after him, obeying immediately.

Security were able to apprehend the second man, who was treated on the scene and taken into custody once police arrived.

See more pictures below:

(Facebook, Police pics and clips)

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