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Quick Response Leads To Arrest Of An Armed Cellphone Thief

Yesterday evening an armed suspect who robbed a member of the public of his cellphone was swiftly apprehended in the Berea area.

At approximately 17h50 one of our Armed Response Officers were flagged down by a member of the public on Mathews Meyiwa Road who stated that he had just been robbed of his cellphone by a suspect armed with a knife.

Our Response Officer immediately offered assistance and went in search of the suspect. A few minutes later the suspect was spotted and positively identified by the victim walking on Findlay Road. Our officer acted swiftly and managed to apprehend the suspect before he could flee. Upon searching the suspect the victims phone and a knife was found in his possession.

The Durban Central SAPS were contacted and arrived on scene a short while later and transported the suspect together with the stolen item and knife used in the armed robbery to the Durban Central SAPS where the suspect will be charged for armed robbery.

Well done to our Response Officer for his dedication and swift response.

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