A 32-year-old ex-policeman was arrested while allegedly trying to break into a house in Mondeor, Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Sunday.
He and two other people allegedly derailed a gate in Brabazon Street while the owner was home on Friday, spokesperson Lt-Gen Katlego Mogale said.
They used a pickaxe to break through the burglar bars.
Mogale said the officer used to work at the vehicle identification system, but received a dishonourable discharge in 2009.
Police were looking for his two alleged accomplices. Police recovered the Nissan Almera the men used and determined that it had not been listed as stolen.
Source – News24
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