Robber returns to crime scene for job

A man was arrested when he tried to get a job from the owners of the house he had robbed earlier in East London, according to a report on Tuesday.

The Nahoon Valley Place house owner told The Times newspaper the man knocked on his front door asking for gardening work on Sunday morning.

Six people have been arrested for a robbery at a business in New Germany, near Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal.

“When I opened the door I was surprised because he was wearing our clothing,” the man, who did not want to be named, was quoted as saying.

The job seeker was wearing the owner's shoes, socks, belt, a pair of trousers and one of his fiancé's blouses.

The couple was busy moving and had stored most of their clothing and linen in a storeroom in the back garden. The owner said after the robbery he immediately went to check the storeroom and saw it had been looted, he told the newspaper.

“I could not believe the audacity of this guy. I detained him after that and called the police, but they did not pitch for 45 minutes,” the owner was quoted as saying.

The man managed to escape but was later caught by a security guard. - Sapa