In a bid to evade arrest, an alleged housebreaker was injured after he jumped from the second storey balcony of a residential complex in Shulton Park, near Doonside in KwaZulu-Natal recently.
Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said an armed response officer responded to the crime scene at about 3:39am on Saturday, after an intruder tampered with the electric fence, alerting its control centre to the security breach, South Coast Sun reported.
“Just as our officer was about to inspect the fence, our control centre staff directed him to one of the units in the complex,” he said.
“When he arrived at the property he found two residents in a scuffle with a suspect who was trying to escape. The residents managed to restrain the suspect and our officer handcuffed him and proceeded to walk outside with the suspect,”
However, when they reached the veranda the suspect jumped off the balcony and hit his head on the concrete floor below, Jackson said.
Later, a member of the Community Crime Prevention Organisation (CCPO) took the suspect to the police station. On the way to the station the suspect again tried to escape, attempting several times to jump out of the moving vehicle.
Jackson said it appeared that the man was high on drugs which had emboldened him to attempt to escape even when he had already been handcuffed.
“Provincial paramedics treated him for his injuries at the Amanzimtoti police station where he was handed over to the police,” he said.
Jackson said two cellphones were found on the man who had been trying to steal a laptop when the resident had disturbed him on his property.
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– Caxton News Service