Durban - A former retail store employee who alleged stole a large sum of his money from his employer was nabbed by police this weekend.
Police said the 30-year-old suspect was arrested at his his home in Qumbu in the Eastern Cape on April 6.
Provincial police spokesperson Warrant Officer Majola Nkohli said the man was employed at a chain retail store in Elsie’s River in the Western Cape.
It is alleged that in March, the suspect allegedly managed to access the keys to the store’s safe and stole a large amount of cash.
“Members from the Tactical Response Team, teamed up with Mthatha Visible Policing, received information about a suspect who fled to the Eastern Cape after stealing cash from his former employer in the Western Cape.
“The information was immediately operationalised, which led police to a homestead in Qumbu, where a substantial amount of cash was found hidden in the bedroom.
“A 30-year suspect was nabbed and detained for theft.”
The man has been transferred to a magistrate’s court in the Western Cape where he due to appear on charges of theft.
Last week, in another incident in KZN, armed men stormed a gaming store in Musgrave and made off with Playstation 5 consoles. The video went viral on social media.
The store, Game 4U, said it had since deactivated all the consoles.