Rapid Response nabs suspected Housebreakers

One suspect fled in this white Ford. Photos: SAPS

One suspect was apprehended in this white Ford. Photos: SAPS

Three suspected housebreakers got more than they were banking on today when they entered a property in Avonmouth Road in Parklands. The men (aged 20-24) from Khayelitsha had no sooner entered the property than they were seen.  They fled from the scene leaving a crowbar behind.

According to a spokesperson for Table View Police the homeowner “received notification on his phone that someone was on his property.  He could see the suspects entering his premises and immediately contacted the police and gave a description of the suspects.”

Crimebusters! This team gave chase.

Crimebusters! The team that gave chase.

A team of crime busters was immediately assembled. The team, consisting of members of the Table View police, Table View Neighbourhood Watch, Parklands Neighbourhood Watch, Atlantic Seaboard Armed Response, Complex Patrol and community police forum, gave chase.

The group of men had split up, with one man fleeing in a white Ford and the other two running off. The man in the Ford was apprehended in the Checkers parking area in Sandown Road by an officer from Complex Patrol.  The second man was apprehended on a bridge in Sandown Road by the fleet-footed Captain Marius Nimb, Constable Mpumzi Dyantyi and Constable Kayla Philllips. The remaining man was apprehended in Dartford Road by Sergeant Rowan Dowie and Constable Lucinda Goodman.

The Station Commander of Table View police Colonel Dirk Vosloo expressed his appreciation to all the crimebusters; he added that a good security system is beneficial to the safety of a home.



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