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Cops nab burglars red-handed


A swift response by the police resulted in two suspects being arrested for allegedly breaking into a restaurant in Port Nolloth.

Two suspects were arrested for allegedly breaking into a restaurant in Port Nolloth. Picture: SAPS

THE PORT Nolloth police arrested two suspects for allegedly breaking into a local restaurant during the early hours of Monday morning.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Timothy Sam said that police members who were on duty in the community service centre received a complaint of a suspected business burglary not far from the station on January 15.

“A police member immediately ran on foot to the scene and cornered the suspects, who were busy breaking in. A police vehicle also immediately arrived to assist and two suspects, aged 28 and 33, were apprehended,” said Sam.

He added that the police also confiscated tools that the duo allegedly used in the commission of the crime.

Sam said the suspects were charged with business burglary and were expected to appear in the Port Nolloth Magistrate’s Court soon.

The Northern Cape provincial commissioner, Lieutenant-General Koliswa Otola, commended the public for their vigilance and the SAPS members for their swift response.

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