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Burglary suspect in Colleen Glen shot by house owner, limps away

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A man was shot in his leg by a house owner after he allegedly broke into a house in Colleen Glen during the early hours of this morning, January 25.
A man was shot in his leg by a house owner after he allegedly broke into a house in Colleen Glen during the early hours of this morning, January 25.
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A man was shot in his leg by a house owner after he allegedly broke into a house in Colleen Glen during the early hours of this morning, January 25.

At approximately 00:30, the 60-year-old man, who resides at an estate in the area, heard a noise coming from outside his window on the balcony.

According to police spokesperson, Capt. Sandra Janse van Rensburg, the complainant went to investigate and noticed a suspect dressed in a blue overall already busy lifting the sliding door from its rails.

"The complainant warned the suspect that he will alert the police, thereafter the complainant fired a warning shot. The suspect came towards the complainant and he fired another shot. The suspect then proceeded to jump off the balcony and ran away. The panic button was activated, and the private security company responded," Janse van Rensburg explained.

While the security company was responding to the panic button alert, they noticed a man dressed in a blue overall, limping. They stopped and noticed that the man had a gunshot wound to the leg. 

The suspect was arrested on charges of housebreaking and will appear in the Gqeberha Magistrate's Court on Friday.

"The investigators will probe for possible links to other housebreakings in the area," she said.

Source: SAPS media statement                                                                                                                                  
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