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.

“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