Upington Housebreaking suspect arrested and stolen items recovered


The Upington Police are investigating a case of housebreaking after a 32 year-old suspect was caught in a closet at a house where he broke into with the stolen goods in his possession.

On Thursday, 17 July 2014 at 17:20 the Crime Prevention members were busy to conduct crime prevention duties in Jooste Eiland, Louisevale, Upington Cluster. Constable Charlton Andrews discovered the alleged suspect in a closet in one of the rooms in the house. According to information, entrance was gained through a window. The items that was confiscated from the suspect was a grinder, a jig saw and a corner driller to the value of R1 000-00. All these items were handed back to the lawful owner.

The Station Commander Colonel Sampie Koopman applauded the two members for their outstanding work.

The suspect will appear in court today for a formal bail application.

The police investigation continues.

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