A wanted burglary suspect has been arrested after leaving his cellphone at a crime scene.

Free State police spokesperson, Captain Stephen Thakeng, said a doctor’s surgery in the small farming town of Wesselbron was broken into on December 5, last year.

The burglar gained access through the roof of the building, tampered with the alarm system and made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

But the dom skelm made one mistake — he left his cellphone at the crime scene and police were able to identify its owner, Pasek Tsheisi.

Thakeng said two cops spotted the suspect on January 27. When he saw the police vehicle he tried to run away, but the officers caught him and arrested him.

He appeared at the Wesselsbron Magistrates' Court on Monday on a charge of business robbery and will return to court on February 7 for a bail application.