2 held for armed robbery

2015-01-09 22:30

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Johannesburg - Two people who robbed a man of his cellphone in Diepsloot on Friday, have been arrested, Gauteng police said.

The men were found in possession of a knife and a toy gun shortly after robbing the man around 09:00, police spokesperson Daniel Mavimbela said.

The two, aged 22, and a 23-year-old followed the man from Diepsloot extension two and attacked him in an isolated area.

They threatened him, took his cellphone, then fled into the nearby veld.

The man alerted the police and his assailants were caught shortly afterwards.

They would appear soon in the Randburg Magistrate's Court, said Mavimbela.

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