A man was arrested in Chase Valley on Monday afternoon after he and an accomplice scaled a wall to get into a house in the area.
The accomplice managed to run away with a handbag and cellphone belonging to the resident.
Mi7 Security Intelligence group director Colin David said the incident happened at around 3 pm.
“The guy jumped over the fence using a light pole.
“They forced their way in and grabbed her handbag and house keys,” David said.
David further revealed that the man, who was later handed over to the police, had three rounds of live ammunition on him.
When The Witness visited the house where the incident occurred on Tuesday, the owner was not at home.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese confirmed police are investigating a case of house breaking and theft.
“It is believed that the complainant was sitting in her lounge when she noticed suspicious movement in the kitchen security gate. She then noticed that her house keys were missing and went to check and found the [intruder] in the kitchen with a knife,” Ngobese said.
She was not injured, he said.