Rondebosch police are asking the public to check whether they can claim ownership of shoes and clothing recovered from a suspect.
An officer on patrol, last Friday afternoon, spotted a man carrying two bags of shoes and clothing.
“When the suspect saw the police vehicle, he started to run,” said Rondebosch police spokesman Warrant Officer Lyndon Sisam.
“The officer managed to catch him and found that he was in possession of two big bags of clothing and shoes that he could not account for how he got to be in possession of it.”
The 42-year-old man was arrested and the bags of clothing confiscated.
Also, on Friday, police arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with a burglary in Rondebosch, on Saturday August 14, in which a laptop, sneakers and a travel bag were reported stolen.
On Saturday October 9, at 7.15pm, police arrested a 32-year-old man on a drug-possession charge. Police say the man was carrying mandrax tablets.
At 10.30pm, on Saturday, officers detained two men, aged 43 and 52, in Boundary Road. One of the men was carrying two knives, and was arrested for possession of dangerous weapons, and the other was carrying a bunch of keys and screwdrivers, and was arrested for possession of car break-in tools, say police.
All the suspects appeared in Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, according to Warrant Officer Sisam.