Robbery victim gets goods back while making a statement

2016-05-27 09:48


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Pietermaritzburg - Townhill police worked so fast to arrest five alleged robbers that the victim was still completing his statement at the police station when his attackers were nabbed.

Dedicated police officers took just 10 minutes to track down the five men, who allegedly robbed a man while he was walking on the N3 on Tuesday evening. According to Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese, the man was robbed of his cellphone and other belongings and managed to escape to the Townhill police station where, while reporting the incident, an officer gathered information on the attackers’ descriptions and headed out in search of them. Within just 10 minutes, the officer found the gang and called for back up.

Members of the Pietermaritzburg K9 unit and Highway Patrol rushed to his aid, cornering off the men.

Ngobese said the victim was delighted to have his belongings returned to him before he could even complete his statement at the station.

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