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Port Alfred -
A 15-year-old youth was caught within two hours of robbing a Johannesburg couple in a hotel in Port Alfred on Friday, Eastern Cape police said.
He was found in possession of property valued at more than R80 000 around 5am, spokesman Lieutenant Luvuyo Mjekula said.
“When the couple woke up at about 3am, they noticed that some of their items were missing and immediately notified the police,” he said.
Using a tracker in their stolen laptop, the police found the thief, arrested him and confiscated the goods at 5am. The youth allegedly broke into the room through a sliding door.
He was found with two iPhones, a wristwatch valued at R68 000, a wallet containing cash, and a carry bag. He would appear in the Port Alfred Magistrate's Court on Monday. - Sapa