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Off-duty Cradock police officer nabs housebreaking suspect

Apr 13, 2019
Off-duty Cradock police officer nabs housebreaking suspect

Cradock police officer found suspects with stolen Tvs

Cradock - During the early hours of Saturday morning an off-duty police official, Sergeant Moses Brown, was woken up by an alarm, which repeatedly went off downstairs, at a furniture shop in the CBD, premises adjacent to his living quarters.

"On further investigation, he heard someone tampering with the front door of his flatlet," said police spokesperson, Captain Lariane Jonker.

"When he opened the door he saw two males running in the direction of the inside courtyard of the building."

She said that Sergeant Brown managed to lock them inside the courtyard and waited for back up to arrive.

"A 33-year-old male was apprehended and arrested while the other male managed to escape," Capt Jonker.

"On further investigation, it was discovered that the furniture shop was broken into and the following items were recovered, a 32 inch Sansui television set valued at R3 199.00, a 49 inch television set valued at R6 999.00, a 55 inch television set valued at R8 499.00 and R700 cash."

Cradock police say more arrests are expected

She said that more arrest is expected.

"The suspect is detained on charges of Housebreaking and Theft and will appear in the Cradock Magistrate's Court soon," Capt Jonker.

The Cluster Commander, Brigadier Madoda Zamkana, congratulated Sergeant Brown on "his swift response and diligence, which led to the successful arrest of this perpetrator".

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