Suspected burglars arrested

Lansdowne police arrested four men from Malawi, Mozambique and Kenya for attempted housebreaking in Mountview.

The men, aged 28, 29, 31 and 33, were arrested on Tuesday April 30, in the Mountview area, said Lansdowne police spokesperson, Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka.

The men were spotted by security guards as they were driving around in Armstong Crescent, at 1.30pm in a canopied, white Ford Bantam bakkie, with a CA 632423 registration.

When the men saw that the guards were watching them, they sped away, Sergeant Mnyaka said.

The guards gave chase and caught the men on the corner of Hood and Belgravia roads.

Sergeant Mnyaka said the bakkie was linked to an attempted house burglary in Armstrong Crescent after it was caught on video leaving the premises. Police also found tools typically used in burglaries in the bakkie.

The men face charges of possession of housebreaking implements and attempted housebreaking. They appeared at Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday May 2.

Lansdowne station commander, Colonel Shawn van Wyk, applauded the Shaza security guards for apprehending the men.

He called on residents who have seen the bakkie in the area to contact Lansdowne detectives as it is believed that the same bakkie may have been used in multiple housebreaking cases.

Call 021 700 9000 or 021 700 9043 if you have information related to this case.