Law enforcement’s strong presence in the Johannesburg CBD is proving to be beneficial to local civilians. The central district is known for its high crime rate and the atmosphere of hopelessness when it comes to reporting a crime.
A 19-year-old female victim was fortunate to retrieve her cellphone in the wee hours of Sunday morning after being robbed.
“It was around 3am when the victim decided to call an uber and make her way home after a night outvwith friends”, explains SAPS Captain Xoli Mbele.
The incident occurred in Newtown, at Carr Street, when the suspect appeared out of nowhere and snatched the woman’s i phone before making a run for it. The victim screamed for help and managed to get the attention of police officers who were patrolling the area.
The cops gave chase upon spotting the distraught victim and seeing the fleeing theif. He was apprehended at corner Bree and Miriam Makeba streets. The cellphone was retrieved and given back to its rightful owner.