A 53-year-old man has been arrested by the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) after he allegedly went on a rampage and destroyed his girlfriend’s property including windows and a cupboard, in the Daveyton area.
EMPD spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Kelebogile Thepa said the man was drunk when he unleashed the violence, and he has been charged for malicious damage to property.
“On Tuesday, September 12, at 2.30pm, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department’s Bronberg precinct officers, arrested a 53-year-old male suspect for malicious damage to property, at the Daveyton area,” Thepa said.
“Whilst EMPD officers were busy with their normal duties, they came across information about a tipsy and jealous boyfriend who went to his 47-year-old girlfriend’s place after hearing that she might be cheating. The angry suspect smashed few house windows and the built-in cupboard.”
The girlfriend rushed to the police station and opened a case of malicious damage to property against the 53-year-old man.
“Law enforcers jumped into action and the fugitive was traced and located in a hide out, on Wabane street. The handcuffed suspect was detained at the Daveyton police station and will soon appear before the relevant magistrate’s court,” said Thepa.
Earlier this year, police in Laudium, Tshwane, arrested a 24-year-old man for malicious damage to property, contravening a court order and attempted murder.
At the time, spokesperson for the police in Laudium, Sergeant Simon Chokoe said the arrested man allegedly followed his girlfriend, and bumped her vehicle before he sped off from the scene.
“It is alleged that the victim (the girlfriend) was driving her motor vehicle along 17th Avenue and Grey Street in Laudium. It is further alleged that the victim’s boyfriend followed the victim with his motor vehicle in a high speed and bumped the victim’s vehicle from the back to hit the pole and sped off,” Chokoe said.
The woman sustained injuries on her upper body, according to police.