A wanted theft suspect was arrested after his description matched CCTV footage and a short foot chase ensued. Our teams found copper pipes and a hacksaw in his possession.
On Friday afternoon at approximately 14h00, members of our Special Operations Team noticed a suspect walking on Old North Coast Road matching the same description from CCTV footage of a suspect wanted for a theft and trespassing case on Parthab Road in Avoca.
As soon as the suspect noticed our teams were on to him, he immediately fled on foot and after a short chase he was caught and arrested. Upon searching the bag in the suspect’s possession, pieces of copper pipes and a hacksaw were found.
The suspect was handed over to the Greenwood Park SAPS, who arrived on the scene a short while later, for further investigation and processing.