Two sent to jail for house break-ins

The two had committed crimes in various parts of Centurion.

Two Centurion burglars have been jailed by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court for house-breaking and theft, police said on Tuesday.

Wierdabrug police spokesperson captain Agnes Huma said Alfred Phakathi (25) was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for burglaries in various parts of Centurion in 2010. He was arrested in June 2010.

Phakathi was arrested after he entered a house in Wierda Park through the roof and tied up an elderly couple. Police caught him while he was still searching the house. As he refused to co-operate, he was kept behind bars while investigations were being carried out.

The second burglar, Joseph Kubyane (24) was sentenced to six years imprisonment for breaking into houses in Centurion. He had stolen items such as electric appliances, laptops, cellphones and clothes.

Huma said Kubyane was identified through fingerprints and was arrested at a scrapyard in Olievenhoutbosch while selling some scrap material. “The accused, who was also found to be a Nyaope user, tried to flee from the police but was caught before he got too far.”

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