GEORGE NEWS - Businesses, private homes and sport clubs in the George area have been the target of burglars since the start of lockdown, but one of these suspects' long fingers are now clutching the bars of a prison cell.
The suspect, Charlton Moos (20), was spotted walking down the street carrying a big speaker by an eyewitness from the area on Thursday 2 April.
She alerted the police and it was found that a burglary had taken place at the Outeniqua Bowling Club between Tuesday 30 March and 2 April.
According to Southern Cape police spokesperson, Capt Malcolm Pojie, the owner of the bowling club was alerted about the burglary at his business premises that day.
"On his arrival he noticed that the office door was open and some items removed from the premises. The suspect(s) stole a camera box, Hybrid speakers and a black laptop. Further investigation into this case led to the arrest of a 20-year-old suspect," said Pojie.
Shortly after his arrest Moos appeared in the George Magistrate's Court on charges of housebreaking and theft. He remains in custody until his next court appearance on 18 May.
It is believed that Moos, who is apparently infamous for gaining entry to homes and businesses by derailing electric security gates, has been linked to no less than 25 burglaries in the Heather Park, Heatherlands and Blanco areas.
"The investigation into this matter is ongoing and the possibility that the suspect could be linked to other cases in the vicinity is being investigated," said Pojie.
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