Cops find ‘robber’s’ signal

2017-06-20 06:01

A man has been arrested after runners were robbed on Signal Hill.

On Saturday 10 June, Cape Town Central police officers Sergeant Moenieb Rhoda and Constable Navel Lundi Neti – with the help of Table Mountain National Park rangers – arrested a 37-year-old man near the kramat on Signal Hill.

Police spokesperson Captain Ezra October says two runners – a man and a woman – were robbed while running down Signal Hill toward Sea Point.

They passed the robber and on their return to the kramat, they were held up at knifepoint. The man was stabbed in his right hand during the robbery.

The thief stole the man’s bag, with his iPhone, before escaping through the bushes in the direction of Military Road, Bo-Kaap.

After the crime was reported, officers tracked the cellphone on foot from Vista High School to Strand Street, explains ­October.

The suspect was spotted near the quarry and was arrested by the officers and rangers.

The cellphone was recovered and the man detained at Cape Town Central Police ­Station.

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