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East London man busted just after committing housebreaking

Jul 10, 2017
East London man busted just after committing housebreaking

A 34-year-old suspect is due to appear in the East London Magistrates’ Court soon after being busted by Cambridge police for housebreaking and theft over the weekend.

"Cambridge members were patrolling in Vincent Road when they intercepted a 34-year-old suspect committing a break-in at a Vincent residence in East London on Sunday afternoon," said police spokesperson, Capt Nkosikho Mzuku.

"The suspect had already made off with a laptop and television.

"This was lauded by the owners of the property as a good success by the high alert and vigilant SAPS members."

Capt Mzuku said that this success will definitely strengthen relations and restore confidence by community members towards the police.

"Police confiscated the goods from the suspect and will be handed back to the lawful owner," he said.

"The suspect is due to appear in the East London Magistrates’ Court on charges of house breaking and theft soon."