A wide awake security guard from Marina Martinique realized that something was amiss on Wednesday that lead to the arrest of two suspects accused of breaking into the Claptons complex at the Marina.

Last Wednesday, Mr Mabuti Morris Yekani was on foot patrol at the Marina Martinique when he noticed a white male and female crossing the wooden bridge at about 08H00. They were walking in the direction of town with an empty carrier bag.

From left to right: W/O Craig Erol Saile, Sgt Richard Kedamile Tulumani, Mabuti Morris Yekani (ADT) and W/O Christopher Mkhululi Sibengile

About an hour later Yekani, who had finished his foot patrol, was sitting in the guard house when the same people passed by and asked him for directions to the Aston Bay caravan park. He noticed that they were carrying bags full of clothes and other items when giving them directions to the caravan park.

The Marina guards were then informed of a break in at the Clapton’s units and that a gardener had noticed a white male and female at the crime scene.

Yekani immediately made the connection between the two people who had asked for directions earlier and the description received and notified the Jeffreys Bay Police. The suspects were pointed out to the Police who arrested Walter DeVos Morkel (25 years old) and Sarah Thelma Lessing (28 years old) both from Jeffreys Bay.

The Police also confiscated property to the value of approximately R42 000 00. The complainant opened a case of housebreaking and theft at the Jeffreys Bay Police Station and positively identified his property.

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