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Cellphone robber chased down and arrested in Port Elizabeth

Jan 21, 2019
Cellphone robber chased down and arrested in Port Elizabeth

Early on Sunday morning, at about 01:00, Port Elizabeth K9 unit members were patrolling in Pearson Street, Central, when they noticed a male person chasing another male.

"They immediately acted and assisted in pursuing after the fleeing person," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"The person was apprehended and it was established that he robbed the complainant at knife point of his cellphone."

Robbery suspect expected in PE Magistrate's Court

She said that the cellphone and knife was found in the suspect's possession.

"The 24-year-old suspect was arrested and detained on a charge of robbery and will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Monday."

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