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Teens caught breaking into a school computer room in Mfuleni

Jan 1, 2018
Teens caught breaking into a school computer room in Mfuleni

Seven teens face charges of charges of business burglary and possession of burglary implements after they caught red-handed breaking into a school near Cape Town.

"Mfuleni police were alerted of a burglary in progress at approximately 03:15 on Friday morning at a high school in Mfuleni," described police spokesperson, Capt FC van Wyk.

"|Members responded immediately and caught the suspects red handed breaking into the school’s computer room. Seven male suspects aged between 15 and 19 years were arrested."

Capt van Wyk said that the same school was burgled on 25 December 2017 and the suspects fled with computers.

"The circumstances surrounding the case are still under investigation and no one has been arrested yet," he added. 

"We appeal to the community to refrain from buying stolen goods, as this is a criminal offence."