Earlier today two armed suspects robbed a pedestrian walking in Kenville of his cellphone with a replica gun.
At approximately 09h15 whilst on routine patrol in the Kenville area, our Armed Response Officer was flagged down by a member of the public on Kew Road asking for assistance after being robbed of his cellphone by two suspects, one of which was armed with a firearm, and that the suspects were still on Kew Road.
Our Armed Response Officer immediately responded without any hesitation and spotted the two suspects on Kew Road. One suspect was immediately arrested by our Armed Response Officer while the second suspect, unfortunately, managed to evade arrest. Upon searching the suspect a replica firearm and the cellphone belonging to the armed robbery victim was found in his possession.
The Greenwood SAPS was dispatched and arrived on scene a short while later and transported the suspect to Greenwood Park SAPS where the suspect will be charged with armed robbery.