The house owner, Jacques Steenkamp, said the suspects stole electronic gadgets as they did last time, but the items were traced back in Matshana, May 7, Zululand Observer reported.
“I believe these boys are running a syndicate, as the Kildare area has been severely targeted. There are break-in incidents almost every week night,” added Steenkamp.
Empangeni police spokesperson Captain Mbongeni Mdlalose said a task team has been set up to prevent burglaries and trace suspects, and additional patrol vehicles have been deployed in the affected areas at the times most susceptible to break-ins.
The six juvenile boys arrested after a burglary last month are believed to be linked to the recent one, added Mdlalose.
A case of burglary is under investigation.
In a separate incident, two suspects were caught on camera stealing a Samsung computer screen from a shopping centre in Kempton Park, on the East Rand in February.
The footage, captured on Kempton Square’s CCTV cameras, shows the two suspects walking inside the parking lot of the shopping centre.
In the video, the suspects are seen walking past a security booth. One of the suspects is seen carrying a backpack, looking inside the booth. Shortly afterwards, the suspects come back, and the one carrying a backpack is seen reaching inside the booth while his accomplice keeps watch. The suspects are then seen leaving the parking lot after putting the computer screen inside the backpack.
– Caxton News Service