A 30-year-old man has been caught in the act, on his birthday, trying to rob somebody’s home in Rondebosch East.

Metro Police officers were on patrol on Friday afternoon when they were alerted to the robbery in action.

Spokesperson, Ruth Solomons says they then heard from the owner that the burglar was still inside his house.

Officers followed up and did a sweep of the premises. They found the suspect in one of the rooms, still busy collecting his bounty.

The 30-year-old suspect was arrested and detained at Athlone SAPS. Officers discovered that it is his birthday while registering the case docket,” says Solomons.