Rondebosch police have traced a 33-year-old burglary suspect they were looking for thanks to a tip-off from a Tatler reader who saw the man’s mugshot in the paper.
The police were looking for Brandon Allies, of Valhalla Park, in connection with three business break-ins in Bellville, Claremont and Rondebosch.
Mr Allies’s picture was published in the Tatler on Thursday October 10, and on Wednesday October 16, a reader notified Detective Captain Lewis Weston, of Rondebosch police, that the man they were looking for
was driving a rental charcoal VW Polo.
According to Rondebosch police spokesman Warrant Officer Lyndon Sisam, when police loaded the car registration provided by the reader into the licence-plate-recognition system they learnt Mr Allies had been arrested in Milnerton for a business robbery – the licence number of a car linked to that crime matched the one given by the Tatler reader.
“Milnerton police detectives were contacted and confirmation was received that it was the person of interest wanted on the Rondebosch case,” Warrant Officer Sisam said.
Warrant Officer Sisam said Mr Allies had appeared in the Milnerton Magistrate’s Court on Monday on the business-robbery charge, and was currently in Pollsmoor.