Homeless assault man after robbery

Linden Police corportate communications officer Constable Carol Mulamu says Linden Police arrested a 28-year-old man after a robbery.

A group of homeless teens and adults came to the rescue of an armed robbery victim on 12 December.

Linden Police corporate communication officer Constable Carol Mulamu said that the victim was walking to her home in Windsor East, in the evening, when she was approached by an unknown man who pointed a firearm at her and demanded her handbag. “The suspect fled the scene on foot with the victim’s handbag which contained her cellphone, bank cards and cash,” Const Mulamu explained.

According to Const Mulamu, after the victim approached homeless people at Beatrice Avenue for help, they came to her rescue. The woman pointed out where the suspect had run off to and the 28-year-old suspect, was apprehended by the community who then demanded the victim’s handbag from him which he returned. Const Mulamu pointed out that the angry mob then assaulted the suspect a few times before they called the police.

“Police arrested the suspect for armed robbery and possession of suspected stolen property. He appeared at the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on 14 December,” Const Mulamu confirmed. She explained that the case was postponed and police investigations are continuing.

Linden Police Commander, Colonel Balaraman Govindasamy applauded the homeless for the success. “The community need to work with the police in fighting crime. We urge them to report any criminal activity in their area by contacting our emergency line 086 001 0111 or send an SMS to 322 11,” Col Balaraman said.

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