An alleged thief who escaped from police custody has been rearrested.
The 32-year-old man from KZN disappeared from the Verulam police station on Thursday.
The police confirmed that he has been charged with escaping from lawful custody.
According to security company Reaction Unit SA (Rusa), the alleged thief was arrested for theft in Oaklands.
The alleged thief who escaped from custody was later found in a bushy area on Fairview Drive, near Umhlanga.
Rusa in a statement today said “the man was arrested yesterday by reaction officers in Oaklands after he broke into a vehicle on Amaan Circle.”
“He has previously been arrested for crimes relating to house break-ins and theft and served a six-year sentence in Westville Prison,” said Rusa in a statement.
SAPS KZN spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala said the runaway suspect has been rearrested and will face an additional charge of escaping from lawful custody.
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