Cops bust three for damaging property

Cape Town Central police and the Central City Improvement District arrested a man in Bree Street over the weekend for possession of stolen property.

Cape Town Central police caught three men breaking and removing window frames from the Trident Press Building in Old Marine Drive on the Foreshore on Tuesday November 3.

Spokesperson Captain Ezra October said officers responded to a complaint and when the men saw the police vehicle they jumped over a wall and fled.

Officers managed to arrest one of them who was found in possession of a handmade crowbar and hammer and charged with malicious damage to property.

Later that night, police received a complaint of robbery and theft, where a laptop and cellphone were taken from a Camp Street home under construction.

Captain October said with the help of the community, police arrested two men – one was found in possession of the complainant’s handbag with bank cards and sunglasses, and the other was arrested in a shack on a field in District Six, in possession of the complainant’s laptop and charger.

  • On Sunday November 1, on the corner of Adderley and Riebeeck streets, police arrested a 15-year-old boy for damaging property. The teenager was interviewed by a social development probation officer.

On the same day, on the corner of Long and Strand streets, police with the assistance of Central City Improvement District (CCID) security officers, arrested two men in the possession of stolen property.