Off-duty cop arrests tyre thief |South African News

By 04:08 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 Comments

Johannesburg - A 20-year-old man was

arrested for allegedly stealing a car wheel

and tyre in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police

said on Friday.

The man was arrested on Thursday

morning along High Street by an off-duty

police constable, said police spokesperson

Jackson Manatha.

When questioned by the officer, the man

said he was going to patch the tyre.

"When the suspect realised that he was

caught out and was going to be arrested,

he started to run, but he could not outrun

the constable," Manatha said.

The officer caught and arrested the man.

He would appear in the Butterworth

Magistrate's Court on Friday.



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