Sydenham police arrest woman for N2 robbery

The knife and firearm seized from the suspects.

Sydenham SAPS officers arrested a 23-year-old woman for robbery after two pedestrians were robbed of their cellphones, while walking along the N2 opposite Westwood Mall on Sunday afternoon.

The station’s communications officer, Cpt Myentherin Lazarus, said the victims were robbed by a woman and a man.

“The man fled and ran into a nearby bush. He is still at large,” said Cpt Lazarus.

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Cnst Ruiters and Cnst Nxumalo were on patrol in the areas when they noticed the suspects who pretended to be hitch-hiking.

“When the officers approached the suspects they started to flee. The woman was apprehended while the man fled,” said Cpt Lazarus.

Meanwhile, the same officers made another arrested on Monday. They arrested two suspects for robbery.

It is alleged that a man was robbed of his cellphone on Crouch Road. The victim went to the station to open a case.

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The officers then proceeded to the scene to trace down the suspects They teamed up with Sergeant Rodrigues from the K9 Unit.

“While patrolling, the officers spotted the suspects behind a block of flats. The suspects were arrested. A knife and firearm were recovered from the suspects,” said Cpt Lazarus.

The arrested suspects appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court. “The members’ diligence and commitment is commended,” he said.

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