Drug addict arrested for Westville house robbery

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Drug addict arrested for Westville house robbery
Westville house robbery. Photo Blue Security.

A Blue Security armed response officer arrested an alleged drug addict who broke into a home in Westville in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said the officer had responded to a property in Thames Drive after receiving information that a suspect was on site just before 1am.

“The suspect smashed a glass lounge door to gain entry onto the property. He then started smashing bottles of alcohol and sustained lacerations to his arms and legs. Our officer found him in the lounge under a coffee table,” Jackson said. “A Netcare 911 paramedic attended the scene of the crime and ascertained that the suspect was under the influence of drugs.”

Jackson said the suspect had earlier crashed his vehicle into a tree in Thames Drive. “The suspect’s family was contacted to remove the vehicle and to go to the police station,” he said

Westville SAPS attended the scene of the crime and took the suspect into custody.

In a separate incident in Sylvania Road at 4:30am, a housebreaker forced open a lounge window and burglar bars to gain entry into a house, but fled the scene when the homeowner started shouting. It is unclear at this stage what was stolen.

Westville SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

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