What are the chances of a robber attempting to dispossess a victim of their valuables only to find that this supposed victim is actually a policeman. That’s what happened to two suspects aged 23 and 28 recently when they thought they had hit the jackpot. The 2 suspects were caught by patrolling officers knocking on the window of a white vehicle which happened to be driven by JMPD officers.
“The incident occurred on corner Noord and Wanderers Streets at about 2pm. Upon realizing that the vehicle they were attempting to break into was actually a police car the suspects then made a run for it. Patrolling officers had already seen the whole crime unfold and decided to give chase”, explains Captain Xoli Mbele.
The botched robbery chase only lasted a short while before both suspects were apprehended. A toy gun as well as a knife were found on the suspects. They appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 28 January.