Three men, who decided to use the opportunity of the absence of a family to steal their birds, got it all wrong last Saturday. One of the intruders was caught red-handed while his accomplices fled the scene.
The bandits who had committed a similar act – when three birds were stolen – decided it was time to do it again. They ensured that all the family members had left to go to church before making their move. However, what they did not know was that the family, who had been at the receiving end of their schemes on a number of occasions, had also set up a plan to catch them.
The home owner had informed his son, who is a policeman, of what was taking place. The officer had returned home during the evening and secreted himself in the premises.
The bandits thought that the house was empty, but they were in for a shocker. According to information, around 10:00 hrs on Saturday, the three men entered the yard by scaling the fence. One of the men, a resident of Sheet Anchor known as ‘Bruck Up’, quickly mounted a post and scaled the verandah. He was in the process of passing down the birds to an accomplice known as ‘Turtle’ and another thieving colleague, when the policeman emerged from a room and tackled him.
The thief put up a fight but was soon overpowered and subdued. In the meanwhile ‘Turtle’ and the other crook, on seeing what was taking place, quickly took to the bushes and bolted from the scene.
The unlucky bird thief was then taken to the station. Not wanting to go down alone, he promptly began to ‘sing’. He related in detail what had happened, and who his accomplices were.
He was released on station bail as the investigation continues.
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