Woman drives over smash and grabber

Woman drives over smash and grabber

Johannesburg – An alleged smash and grabber is in a coma, fighting for his life, after his would-be victim ran him over.

The woman then drove home, leaving the bleeding, injured man at the scene.

And despite being in a coma, the man has been charged with attempted robbery and is currently under police guard at Tembisa Hospital.

The incident happened around 7.30pm on Tuesday August 18, 2015 at the intersection of Pretoria and Snake roads in Northmead, Benoni.

Benoni police spokesman Constable Timothy Masilela said the woman, who was in a Tata car, had stopped at the intersection.

She was driving home from work and was alone. Masilela said the information they received was that the man approached the woman as she waited for the traffic light to turn green. He smashed the passenger-side window.

“He then grabbed the handbag on the seat. However, the woman grabbed it back and they wrestled over it. While still holding the bag, the woman accelerated, and as she did, the man let go of the bag and fell.

“The victim said she just drove on and never checked what had happened to the man.

“She reported the incident at Benoni police station, and when we got there, the man was in a coma and bleeding from his head and legs,” Masilela said…

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