Women followed from bank, robbed

2013-02-07 07:47
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Johannesburg - A man was arrested in Alexandra on Wednesday after two women were attacked and robbed of R6 000, Johannesburg metro police said.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the women took a taxi after withdrawing money from a bank.

"The taxi was followed by three suspects in a white Toyota Corolla. When the women alighted, the suspects grabbed a handbag from one of the women that contained the money," he said.

Metro police were alerted and arrested a man in his early 20s, Minnaar said.

"They recovered an illegal firearm. Police are looking for the other two men, who managed to escape with the handbag. The number plate of the car could not be taken down," he said.

The would appear in court soon and investigations continued, said Minnaar.

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