In Watsonia, KZN, South Africa, a 34-year-old man was hurt after falling through a ceiling while breaking into a property.
The homeowner contacted the Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) Tongaat Operations Centre in the early hours of Monday, November 20, 2023, after discovering the burglar in one of the bedrooms.
The officers were immediately dispatched and arrived on scene at approximately 07:57.
The homeowner explained that he left his residence but returned to uplift an item he had forgotten.
Upon entering the house he discovered the suspect breaking in through the roof.
Suddenly, the ceiling collapsed, resulting in the burglar falling through.
He suffered a suspected fracture to his right leg.