Three men were arrested for possession of house break-in implements and a possible stolen vehicle in the Rondebosch area on Saturday March 30.
Metro police’s property crime task team were tipped off by residents that a black VW Jetta with three occupants had been driving up and down in the area for several hours.
The officers followed up in collaboration with the local beighbourhood watch.
On Milner Road, the officers spotted the vehicle and ordered the driver to pull over.
They searched the vehicle and found house break-in implements and a canister of mace spray.
The three suspects aged 27,37 and 46 were detained at the Rondebosch police station.