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Jeffreys Bay man jailed for 15 years for stealing a cellphone

Oct 13, 2018
Jeffreys Bay man jailed for 15 years for stealing a cellphone

A Jeffreys Bay man, who stole a cellphone during a robbery at the Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay in November 2017, was sentenced to an effective 15 years imprisonment in the Humansdorp Regional Court on Wednesday.

"The 36-year-old, Simbonile Mpitikizi, with two of his accomplices robbed two cellphones from a man at the Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay on Thursday, 30 November 2017 around 2pm," described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"The same day, a cellphone was traced and found in possession of the accused.

"The complainant was a 21-year-old Pretoria man, who visited Jeffreys Bay for the festive season holidays."

Hefty sentence welcome by police

Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok welcomed the sentence and said: "This sentence is serving as deterrent to those who are targeting tourists and holiday makers".

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