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Holy man nabs thief

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - An alleged thief was caught red-handed by a pastor in Kagiso, West Rand police said on Thursday.

He caught the burglar, 28, on Wednesday night shortly after he had stolen cold drinks and snacks worth about R400 from a grocery shop next to his church, Warrant Officer Solomon Sibiya said.

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Bishop Robert Finn, of Kansas City, Mo., leaves a meeting at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore, Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Finn was indicted in October for waiting five months to tell police about hundreds of images of alleged child pornography that were found on a priest's computer. He is the highest-ranking church member in the sex abuse scandal to face criminal charges. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

“According to the pastor, there were two suspects but one managed to flee.”

The alleged thief was handed to the police. He was expected to appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Friday on a charge of business burglary. - Sapa

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