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Ngqamakhwe man arrested just after robbing woman

Feb 6, 2017
Ngqamakhwe man arrested just after robbing woman

Ngqamakhwe police over the weekend arrested a 25-year-old man for common robbery.

"The allegation is that a 25-year-old woman was travelling from Ndenxe Village to Ntabeni Village, at Ngqamakhwe, on Saturday, at about 14:00. While she passed near a certain forest, she met a man unknown to her," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The man stopped her and persuaded her to fall in love with him. The request of the man was rejected. The man became furious and robbed the woman of her cellphone and a small amount of money.

"The woman cried out bitterly. Community was alerted about the common robbery.

"The members of the community chased the suspect and caught up with him. The suspect was handed to Ngqamakhwe Police."

The suspect was arrested and charged with common robbery. The cellphone and undisclosed small amount of money was also recovered.

"The suspect will appear before the Ngqamakhwe Magistrate's Court on Monday," said Captain Manatha.

Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier, Trevor Mey, thanked the members of the community for their assistance in fighting as they are ears and eyes of the police.