Dumb thief caught red handed

Dumb thief caught red handed
Published: 2015 July 23 09:53:29 (10472 Views)
A 42-year-old man Thami Malinga from South Africa who had his car been broken into three times, decided to install CCTV.

But in the end he didn't need the camera to catch the suspect.

The thug decided to take a nap in the car and Thami caught him the next morning.

Thami from Meredale, south of Johannesburg said he wasn't at all surprised when the suspected thief turned out to be his neighbour.

He said he had always suspected his neighbour but every time he confronted him, he denied it.

"He would tell me he was a churchgoer and would never steal anything. But we live in a complex. There's no way someone from outside can get into the premises to steal," said Thami.

He said he found his neighbour still fast asleep in the Toyota Tazz when he went to warm the engine early on Tuesday morning, before going to work.

"I decided not to wake him and called the police first. In the meantime I went back to check the footage to see how he got into my car, because I didn't hear a thing."

He said he was shocked.



"This guy is a professional. It looked as if he knew everything about my car. He knew exactly what to do to de-activate the alarm.

"In the footage taken at about 2am I can see him searching in the car. It looks as if he was trying to find something to steal."

But then his neighbour appeared to take a nap, not realising he would pass out for hours.

Thami said he was disappointed by the police, who took their time to come. "I had to confront the man along with my wife. What if he'd had a weapon with him? I could have been dead."

He said that even after the cops arrived they were no help.

"They took the guy to the police station but three hours later he was back in the complex, walking around freely.

"Who are we supposed to turn to if cops fail us?" he asked, adding that now he feared for his life.

Police spokesman Warrant Officer De Bruyn Jerbes said a case of attempted theft was opened at the Mondeor Police Station.

The suspect appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Tuesday.



Source - Daily Sun

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