Criminal caught during house breaking and possession of dangerous weapon.
The homeowner made sure to give him a good beating before handing him over to the Roodepoort police.
In a separate incident
Four people – caught with the tools used to break into cars – were arrested in Chatsworth this week.
Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said in a statement that the suspects had been nabbed in an operation involving Malvern police and Cluster Task Team members.
Police were alerted after a suspicious Renault Sandero with four occupants was spotted in Croftdene area.