Two suspects swiftly arrested after robbery #Trio Crimes
EASTERN CAPE - Swift action by police led to the arrest of two suspects after they robbed a 35-year-old male of his cellphone and cash during a street robbery in Newton Park on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 at about 17:00.
The duo's arrest
followed after the 35-year-old male victim was walking down 2nd Avenue in Newton Park when he was approached and robbed by the two suspects at knifepoint.
They ran off in the direction of Korsten after taking his cellphone and his money.
The victim ran after them and as they entered Korsten at Highfield Road, a patrolling police vehicle spotted the commotion.
The victim pointed out to police, the fleeing suspects upon which police immediately chased after the two suspects resulting in their apprehension in Highfield Road, Korsten.
The victim's cellphone and cash were found in the two suspects' possession and handed back to him.
A knife and screwdriver was also confiscated which the two suspects used to commit the robbery.
Both suspects, two males
aged 24 and 27 will be appearing before the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court tomorrow, 09 April 2021.