Pretoria’s dumbest criminal gets locked inside car he broke into

2017-01-09 18:04
Car. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

Car. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

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Pretoria - A car guard, dubbed Hatfield’s dumbest criminal, was caught red-handed inside the vehicle he had broken into, police said on Monday.

This was after the owner locked him inside it on Sunday.

Captain Colette Weilbach said a 22-year-old motorist had parked in Burnett Street, Hatfield. The driver had difficulties locking his car and left it unlocked while he ran into a shop for 10 minutes.  

When he returned, he found an unknown man inside the car, allegedly searching for items to steal.

"The motorist remained clearheaded and used the remote control to lock the suspect inside the vehicle."

Brooklyn police arrived and arrested the 33-year-old suspect.

Nothing had been stolen from the car.

The man appeared in the Hatfield Community Court on Monday.

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