'Thirsty' robber demands cellphone

2010-11-05 00:00

A 21-YEAR-OLD man was arrested in Burger Street yesterday for attempted robbery and being in possession of an unlicensed 6.35mm pistol with the serial number partly removed.

The man allegedly entered a house asking for water before demanding a cellphone from the home owner, Thabani Chonco.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said Chonco dropped his cellphone, jumped out of his bedroom window and alerted police who were patrolling in Burger Street.

“The man fled the scene, but was arrested. The suspect will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s court shortly.”

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