An 18 year old boy has been arrested after attempting to steal a vehicle in broad daylight at the Verulam market in South Africa.
Reaction Unit South Africa received the callout this morning (Thursday) from a passerby who noticed a man trying to apprehend the suspect.
Reaction Officers arrived on scene a minutes later & found the suspect in an enclosed area of a wholesaler. He was placed under arrest & handcuffed. Two (2) other suspects fled on foot prior to the Officers arriving on scene.
According to the 67 year old Parkgate resident, he had parked his 1995 model 160i silver Toyota Corolla on Wick Street – Verulam near the Market when three suspects attempted to open the left front window.
The suspects were in possession of tools to start the vehicle but fled when they were noticed. The arrested suspect removed his sandals at the scene and attempted to flee on foot.
The resident was released after the complainant declined to open a criminal case. The suspect picture is being circulated in the interest of the public.