A case of theft has been opened after a suspect helped himself to some Sunday lunch by making his way to the pantry of Smartieland Nursery School after breaking in.
The suspect gained access to the premises by derailing the gate around 3pm on Sunday, Kempton Express reported.
“We noticed the gate was open and saw someone took it off its rails. We immediately phoned the police and checked the security cameras. All he took was meat and chicken in our deep freeze, as well as jelly packets, some cordial and three buckets of paint,” said Tienie Stadler, owner of Smartieland.
The suspect’s face was briefly caught on one of the security cameras with what appears to be a wheel spanner in his hand. He turned two cameras towards the roof while committing his crime.
Police investigations are ongoing.
In a separate incident, a house breaking suspect allegedly fled a Tongaat home in KwaZulu-Natal with a kilogram of meat after raping a resident.
Head of private security company, Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA), Prem Balram, said members were dispatched to the Pringle Dam vicinity after receiving a call from a member of the public reporting a rape.
Balram said reaction officers were informed that one suspect gained entry into the home undetected through the front window and held up the woman, who was alone in the house in February last year.
“The suspect is alleged to have ransacked the residence before forcing the woman into the bedroom where he raped her. The suspect then fled the home after stealing one kilogram of meat. RUSA officers went in search of the suspect. However, no arrests were made,” he added.
– Caxton News Service