According to a SAPS media statement, three men were arrested on Saturday morning after breaking in and robbing a liquor store in Stellenbosch.
Reports state that Stellenbosch Police was alerted of the burglary at 7:50.
“The suspects are alleged to have broken a window to the store, taken alcohol and fled in a vehicle. A local security company vehicle on patrol in the area was flagged by a passer-by who alerted the guards to the burglary,” the statement read.
The security officers followed the vehicle which was reportedly pulled over by traffic officials at a roadblock close by.
They identified the stolen liquor in the vehicle and the three suspects, aged 29, 33 and 43, were arrested.
The suspects are expected to appear in court on Tuesday, 14 April, on charges of burglary and possession of stolen property.
“The integrated efforts of the traffic officers and security guards are commended by SAPS management as the Province deals with a spate of burglaries at liquor stores.”