Two nabbed in the east with car breaking tools

Two arrested in possession of car breaking tools. Photo: SAPS

Two men were arrested in possession of car breaking tools near the Waterkloof Primary School on Thursday.

Brooklyn police spokesperson Colette Weilbach said a Hi-Risk security guard spotted two men fiddling at a parked car at Anton van Wouw Primary School.

“When he approached them, they pretended to urinate next to the road. After he confronted them, they jumped into a white Opel Corsa bakkie without a registration number and fled,”

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Weilbach said a lookout was sent out and about ten minutes later the bakkie was spotted at Waterkloof Primary School.

“Brooklyn SAPS was contacted and the suspicious vehicle was pulled over.

The men and their vehicle were searched and car breaking tools were found in the bakkie.

The two, aged 26 and 32, from Atteridgeville were immediately arrested.

Weilbach said the duo were expected to appear in the Hatfield Community Court on Friday.

In a separate case, Brooklyn police together with the Hi-Risk Security and Fidelity ADT conducted a joint drug and property crime prevention operation on Thursday.

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“A vacant house where vagrants are sleeping was searched in Nieuw Muckleneuk where five suspects in their 20s were arrested for drug related crimes,” she said.

“Dagga, nyaope, dangerous weapons and possible stolen items were seized.”

Weilbach said the Brooklyn police established a Security Forum last April and were investing a lot to ensure the safety of people and property in their area.

Brooklyn Police Station commander Brigadier Kushie Nair commended the members for their alertness and good arrest.

“A significant impact on crime prevention and reduction can be achieved when the SAPS, security companies and the community work together,” said Nair.

Weilbach urged residents to report any suspicious people, vehicles, especially ones without number plates or circumstances to the police immediately on 10-111 emergency number or to Brooklyn police on 012-366-1735/6.

Anonymous tip-offs can be given on 08600-10111 or by SMS to 32211.

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