A suspect who attempted to break into a house at the Greenvale Village Estate in Hillcrest, west of Durban, fell to his death while trying to run away from security guards.
The suspect allegedly fell off a cliff while trying to get away.
Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele reportedly said the suspect was trying to break into a house on Tuesday morning when security guards spotted him.
The unknown man fled when he realised that he had been spotted.
It’s understood the police’s search and rescue team recovered the man’s body from the cliff after he fell and succumbed to his injuries.
The man was declared dead on the scene and the Hillcrest police are investigating an inquest.