Angry women teach city mugger a lesson

2013-08-23 00:00

MUGGERS better watch out; women are not weak and easy targets to be messed with.

On Wednesday afternoon a mugger learnt this lesson the hard way when he attempted to steal a cellphone from a woman in Church Street.

The act was caught on the CCTV cameras monitored by Safe City. They did not need to intervene much as a group of surrounding woman took justice into their own hands.

Lucas Holtzhausen of Safe City and his staff were amused at the justice that was dished out by the women.

“An unfortunate male suspect tried to steal a woman’s cellphone. He ran up to her and tried to grab it. She screamed and at least 10 women came to help her. The guy didn’t know where to turn. One lady came from behind and kicked him right in his private parts. He got it from all sides. Luckily there were some traffic wardens nearby who ‘rescued’ him, but the women did not stop, they kept following him,” said Holtzhausen.

While the traffic wardens kept the suspect from the wrath of the sizeable group of women, Safe City dispatched police to the scene.

Police spokesperson Joey Jeevan said they had received a report of a fight along Church Street in the Pietermaritzburg CBD on Wednesday. “A traffic officer arrested a 21-year-old male suspect at the scene. It is believed that the man robbed a female victim of her cellular phone and she immediately began shouting for assistance. Instantly, community members apprehended the man and began assaulting him.”

The woman whose phone was stolen did not want to open a case and the man was later released.

Holtzhausen feels that this is poetic justice since it is Women’s Month: “The moral of this story? All men please beware, it is Women’s Month!”

On Wednesday, The Witness reported that robbers who targeted two women in the Pietermaritzburg CBD where caught by two body builders and were made to hand back their loot.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.