Eager to apprehend those responsible for committing crimes in their area, Muizenberg detectives pursued all leads and arrested a robbery suspect on 22 February 2019. On Tuesday 19 February 2019, a robbery incident was reported to Muizenberg SAPS, in which a young female resident of Vrygrond was attacked and robbed of her cellular telephone and bag.
The robbery allegedly occurred on 9 February 2019 at approximately 07:40 on Sunrise Boulevard, Costa da Gama.
The video of the robbery, which went viral on social media, was studied by Muizenberg SAPS and assisted in the investigation. The owner of the motor vehicle was traced to Blouberg and the identity of the driver at the time of the robbery was ascertained.
The suspect, a 27 year old resident of Retreat, was arrested at 07:h30 and detained at Muizenberg SAPS until his court appearance. The silver Mercedes Benz, used in the crime, was confiscated from the owner by Muizenberg SAPS and impounded.
The possibility of a further arrest is not ruled out.
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