K9 unit tracks down suspect in water pit

Police and response officers search for the suspects in KwaMakhutha.

A house breaker was apprehended by K9 officers on Monday, 4 June after three men broke into an Athlone Park premises. The home owner chased them and they ran into nearby bushes.

The information was shared over the Community Crime Prevention Organisation (CCPO) radio network and ET Rapid Response members joined the SAPS K9 unit to track the thieves.

“After a long and difficult search, one suspect was cornered along the river in KwaMakutha through awesome co-operation between the local community, CCPO, SAPS dog handlers and ourselves,” said ET Rapid Response South Coast managing member, Tony Lokker.

The arrested housebreaker.

“A bushy area was surrounded while the dogs did their work. The suspect was located by the dogs hiding in a water pit under shrubbery. One dog jumped into the water where the suspect quickly emerged from his hide-out and was detained. Well done to everyone involved, especially the Umlazi K9 unit, as their dogs worked like machines.”

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