Most wanted house-breaker caught after 20 years of burglaries

The police believe he has allegedly been breaking into people’s homes for nearly 20 years. Fortunately, the “most wanted” suspected burglar is now under arrest.

The KwaZulu-Natal police have finally nabbed the 36-year-old man at a hideout in KwaMashu, north of Durban.

According to police spokesperson Lt-Col Thulani Zwane, the man is suspected of having committed at least 15 housebreakings in various areas of the province.

“A most wanted housebreaking suspect in Durban central has finally been arrested. Police officers from the Durban central field unit acted on intelligence … and arrested the suspect at a house in KwaMashu where he was hiding out,” Zwane said. “Police officers were in possession of a warrant for his arrest. The suspect was wanted for housebreaking cases that were reported from 2002, from Ethekwini up to Mandeni in the north and Scottburgh in the south.

“Utilising available technology, the highly skilled police officers were able to trace and arrest him,” Zwane added.

The police detectives are continuing the investigation in order to establish if the suspect is linked to any other robberies or crimes in the area.

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