Man arrested for robbing Joburg students

2013-11-12 08:32

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Johannesburg - A 24-year-old man was arrested for robbing students in Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

He was apprehended on Monday after robbing a 19-year-old man and his friend on their way home, Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said.

They were walking when he confronted them with a firearm and demanded their cellphones.

Mbele said he searched them and took their calculators.

He tried to run away but police on a routine patrol cornered him and he was arrested.

A revolver with no serial number and ammunition was recovered.

The man was charged with armed robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

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