Police in Port Elizabeth are investigating a business break-in following an attempted break-in at a Bank branch on Saturday. A burglary suspect who broke through the Bank’s front door on Saturday night – punching through the glass with his hands – was arrested an hour later.
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Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu says shortly before midnight security officials noticed that the CCTV cameras had been tampered with. The footage was then viewed by the bank’s off-site monitoring company who relayed a description of the suspect to police. Cameras show the suspect running inside‚ grabbing a computer screen and fleeing. “The K9 Unit responded to the scene but on arrival the man had already fled. Traces of blood were found inside the bank after the suspect injured himself the burglary‚” Naidu said.
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The suspect was 23-year-old, he allegedly stolen just a computer monitor. The Bank’s security was immediately alerted and dispatched to investigate. She said Security from head office then noticed some activity inside the bank at 1 am on Sunday morning.