Suspect sought by police arrested

2017-02-07 12:57

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A man suspected of robbing a Parklands teenager more than two weeks ago was arrested by Table View police on Monday 6 February.

Captain Adriana Chandler, police spokesperson, says two of their members were out on routine crime prevention duties in Parklands in the early hours of the morning when they noticed a suspicious character sitting on a street corner.

Because this specific area is a hot spot for robberies, the police stopped and searched the man.

The man was wearing one glove, a hooded top and had a pair of scissors in his backpack.

According to Chandler the police recalled a young teenager being robbed in January earlier this year by a suspect who fitted this description. The police assumed that the suspect might be linked to that particular case.

"The suspect was arrested for being in possession of a dangerous weapon and his photograph was taken."

The police visited the house of the robbery victim and showed him the photograph, Chandler says.

The victim, according to her, identified the man in the photograph as the person who had robbed him of his cellular phone on Monday 23 January.

"The 23-year-old suspect was then also charged with robbery," Chandler says.

The suspect will appearin the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

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