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Stolen phone spotted on Mxit

2009-11-16 08:29

Port Elizabeth - Two robbers were arrested after the number of a cellphone they allegedly stole was spotted by its owner on the social networking site Mxit, The Herald reported on Monday.

Samantha Gallant's three cellphones, a wallet and household items were taken in a house robbery in Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape in September.

No arrests were made until last week when Gallant’s sister, Kim-Jenna, told her there was a person on MXit using her old number.

Gallant said: "I then invited myself on that number and chatted to the girl, who said she was in matric. She found me boring so I asked my sister to pretend to be a man and charm her."

Meeting arranged

The sister did so, posing as a 21-year-old student.

Later, the two arranged to meet at a local clothing store.

"The crime prevention unit was also there to confront the suspect, who said her boyfriend gave her the phone," said Gallant.

Two men were later arrested for selling the stolen phone to her boyfriend.

Police also recovered the other phones and the wallet.