A house break-in suspect was arrested on Russom Street in Verulam, KwaZulu Natal by members of Reaction Unit South Africa on May 14, 2016.
Reaction Officers were dispatched to the home after receiving a call for assistance from an off duty Metro Policeman. The Policeman kept an observation over two suspects who gained entry into the home by cutting through the security gate.
Upon arrival Reaction Officers and the Metro Policeman entered the house and found one suspect hiding inside a cupboard. A search for the second suspect was conducted, however he was not located.
The suspect confessed to being a whoonga user who resides in Waterloo. Several residents in the area gathered at the scene and began assaulting the suspect who they claim, had also stolen from them in the past.
The home which was broken into belonged to the late Mr Mohit Maharaj who was murdered in 2014. His body was found outside his garage during the early parts of the morning by Members of Reaction Unit South Africa. It was later confirmed that he was strangled to death. His home has since been abandoned. Criminals have broken in on several occasions and stolen valuables including tyres from a vehicle which is parked in the garage.
According to residents, the suspect is responsible for several housebreakings and theft in the area.
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