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A 13-Year-Old Suspected Housebreaker Found Hiding In A Bathroom


By Staff Reporter

South African media reports that K9 dog ‘Cylo’ sniffed out alleged teenage housebreaker in Gqeberha.

A 13-year-old suspected housebreaker was found hiding in a bathroom at a home in Bluewater Bay in Gqeberha on Saturday, Eastern Cape.

Police spokesperson Col Priscilla Naidu said members from the K9 unit assisted SAPS Swartkops and a security company after they received reports that an alarm was triggered at a house in De Mist.

“Cylo immediately reacted and ran to the bathroom. The teenager was found hiding on the shower wall. Bags of stolen items were found in the shower”, Naidu said.

“The suspect was removed by the handler. The owner of the house was not at home.”

She said the teenager was released into the custody of a relative. He is expected to appear in the juvenile court on March 23 on a charge of housebreaking.


Robert Tapfumaneyi