Alexandria police swiftly arrest knife-wielding robber

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - NOVEMBER 7, 2016

The Alexandria visible policing unit on Sunday afternoon arrested a 49-year-old man for armed robbery at a local farm in Alexandria.

According to the police, the suspect was swiftly arrested by police as he was trying to flee from the crime scene.

“The suspect allegedly went to the farm and threatened farm workers, who were busy milking cows, with a knife and robbed them of their cell phones,” said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

She added that during the arrest all the five cell phones belonging to the victims were recovered.

The suspect will appear before the Alexandria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.