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JOHANNESBURG CENTRAL: “Station Commander Brigadier Perumal apprehended a 40-year-old male for armed robbery opposite Jumbo Cash and Carry at corner Main Reef and Church Street today, the 28th of September 2022 at 11:00,” reported the South African Police Service spokesperson, Captain Xoli Mbele.

Captain Mbele explained, “A 50-year-old male was stuck in the traffic driving a white Hyundai H100; his window was slightly opened. Two suspects came to his window and pointed him with firearms; they took his cellphone. Station Commander jumped out from his vehicle and ordered them to lie down. One was apprehended and firearm (toy gun) and cellphone of the victim was recovered from him.”

Captain Mbele affirmed that the suspect’s accomplice is still at large and police investigation is underway.

The suspect will appear soon in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court.

Captain Mbele concluded, “Johannesburg Central Station Commander Brigadier Perumal requested the hawkers to be our eyes and ears in the fight against crime. He also urged the police to be extra vigilant when doing crime prevention duties.”

About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.


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