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Man caught stealing clothes, arrested

The incident took place at the corner of Rocky and De La Rey streets on Friday, June 13.

A man was arrested in Yeoville for theft, after being caught stealing clothing from a washing line.

The incident took place at the corner of Rocky and De La Rey streets on Friday, June 13.

“The suspect was caught stealing from a washing line. When he realised he had been identified, he fled the scene and residents gave chase,” said Constable Thabo Malatji, of the Yeoville SAPS.

According to Const Malatji, he was caught and handed over to the police.

“We would like to extend our appreciation to the residents for the sterling work in ensuring that criminals are brought to book. The suspect is expected to appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court soon,” said Const Malatji. @JoburgJourno

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