Pupils targeted by cellphone thiefs, urged to be careful

2016-06-14 06:00

Camps Bay police have arrested one suspect following robberies targeting pupils of Camps Bay High School.

The pupils have been robbed of their cellphones in three incidents while waiting for public transport, either early in the morning or late in the afternoon, Camps Bay station commander Captain Delicia Isaacs says.

The police identified the suspects and searched for them for a week before making a breakthrough on Tuesday 7 June.

One suspect was arrested and informed police that the phones are being sold at the station deck at the Cape Town train station.

Police are searching for two more suspects and are also investigating the allegations of stolen property sales at the station, Isaacs says.

Isaacs has also cautioned learners to be alert and not use their cellphones in public places. “We have been past and seen many learners do not even look up from their phones,” she says.

Pupils have also been cautioned against visiting areas of the beach with poor visibility.

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