Sterling investigative work by Mitchells Plain SAPS detectives have led to a breakthrough in two robbery cases that have taken place in the Wolfgat Nature Reserve area over the past month.
Police have arrested a 35 year old male who they have linked to two of the robberies that have occurred in the area. More arrests are expected to follow. The suspect is expected to appear in Mitchells Plain Magistrates court on Monday 5 March 2018.
The arrested suspect faces charges of robbery. Police are still urging the visitors to the nature reserve to remain vigilant and exercise caution at all times.
Another case is a robbery that occurred on 23 February 2018 at about 12:11 at Wolfgat nature reserve where the complainant, a visitor, was busy taking photos when she was robbed of her bag containing 1x iPhone 6, cash and bag with a total value of eight thousand one hundred rand (R8100).
The suspect is linked to a case that occurred on 26 February 2018 at 12:30 at Wolgat nature reserve where the complainant, a visitor, had stopped to take photos when he was approached by two males who robbed him of his digital camera, a Canon 600D valued at R8000.They ran into the bush after the incident.
Anyone with information about the incidents or may have been a victim of a robbery in the Wolfgat Nature Reserve area is kindly requested to contact the investigating officer Detective Sergeant Monolitho Haywood of Mitchells Plain Serious and Violent Crimes at 082 777 8076 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
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