A burglar locked in Durban store overnight


The owner of a Durban store found an alleged thief hiding behind a cupboard. The man was arrested on Friday morning.

An alleged burglar who broke into a Durban store had to sit back to wait for the owner after he locked himself in the store overnight.

The shop owner made the surprise discovery when he entered the store and noticed the shop had been ransacked,” said Blue Security spokesman Andreas Mathios

It was when the owner watched the CCTV that he got to know he was still present in his shop.

Further investigation by the security company on guard duty revealed the suspect had somehow got himself locked inside the store and spent the night behind a cupboard.”

Blue Security was immediately dispatched to the scene and the suspect was detained,” Mathios said.

He said he found the man with R4,000 cash and several items of value he stole during the night.

Metro police also responded to the scene. The store remained closed for the morning. An investigation is being conducted by police” Mathios said.

However, the police didn’t attend to queries as regards the incident.