Belhar man arrested in Brackenfell

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man accused of breaking into a car in Protea Heights.

A 33-year-old Belhar man has been arrested for theft out of a car in Protea Heights, Brackenfell.

Brackenfell police spokeswoman Erica Crous said a vigilant neighbour had heard noise outside his Vergenoegd Street house at 11.20pm and spotted a man in his neighbour’s bakkie.

He alerted the owner and called a private security firm. The security guards saw a man in the street clutching a bag.

“When he saw the security officers, he threw the bag to the side and attempted to run away but was apprehended,“ Captain Crous said.

Brackenfell police arrested the man and a GPS, purse and other small items taken from the bakkie were recovered.

• On Friday August 6, police confiscated a 9mm pistol from a Somali shop owner, in Kleinbegin Street, Belmont Park, Kraaifontein. He has been charged with the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.