A 42 year old man has been arrested for theft from a motor vehicle in Laudium.
The incident occurred in Taj Street at appropriately 06:00 on Friday morning.
The owner of the vehicle saw a man in his yard carrying a motor vehicle battery. When confronted, the suspect jumped over the fence and fled on foot.
The suspect was apprehended by members of the community and PAJ Community Patrollers and handed over to local authorities.
Laudium SAPS Station Commander L-Col Britz applauded members for their swift response which led to the arrest of the suspect.
The suspect is due to appear in the Atteridgeville magistrates court.
The community have once again being urged to report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police via the police 10111 number or the crime stop number 08600 10111.
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