K9 dog sniff out 13 year old housebreaker in shower
A 13-year-old teenager was found hiding in the bathroom after he allegedly broke into a houseon 13 March 2021. The suspect was found with bags of stolen items; it was alleged they might have been other suspects still in the house when the teen was removed.
It is was reported that at about 11:30, K9 unit members assisted SAPS Swartkops and a security company after they received reports that an alarm was triggered at a house in De Mist Cres in Bluewater Bay.
K9 dog handler and his dog ‘Cylo’ entered the house through a window and sniffed out the suspect standing on the shower wall. Investigations are continuing to establish whether the suspect can be linked to other housebreakings in the area. Police are advising homeowners to make sure that their burglar bars are securely fastened to their structure as well as to ensure that the space between the bars are narrow enough so as to deter any person from sliding through.
The teenage suspect was released in the custody of a relative and will appear in the juvenile court on 23 March 2021 on a charge of housebreaking. Detectives are still searching for two other suspects.
By Everngelista Muza