Police nab robber a few months later

2017-09-26 06:00

Five months after an attempted robbery, Rondebosch police have nabbed their ­suspect.

The suspect was spotted walking in the streets of Rondebosch on Sunday 17 September at 16:00 and an arrest was made. He has been charged with attempted robbery.

Rondebosch police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Lyndon Sisam, says the police used a photo identified by the victim to identify him. “The crime was committed [in April] when the suspect accosted and used a knife to threaten the woman while forcefully grabbing her bag.”

According to Sisam the woman held her bag tightly and screamed for help as she wrestled the suspect.

“The complainant screamed and the suspect cut her left arm with a knife and ran away. The complainant identified the suspect from a suspect photo album at the police station. His photo was given to the sector police members on patrol to be on the keep out for the suspect. On Sunday the suspect was spotted in the area and arrested and detained at Rondebosch Police Station for attempted robbery with a weapon,” he explains.

In another incident, Sisam says a fight broke out between a suspect and a man that was being robbed off his cellphone in Crawford on Tuesday 19 September at 18:30. He says the suspect had tried to grab the man’s phone out of his hands.

“The complainant grabbed the suspect and held him to stop him from running away with his cellphone. The cellphone fell onto the ground and the suspect called out to his accomplice to pick up the phone but the accomplice fled the scene. Members of the community came to help the complainant and called the police who arrested the suspect,” says Sisam.

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