Prosecutor catches would-be robber in Joburg

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (Diego Grez)

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (Diego Grez)

A prosecutor chased and arrested a man who tried to rob him in his car at a red robot in central Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old man was caught on Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Miriam Makeba and Bree streets, said Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele.

He and an accomplice apparently tried to rob the prosecutor in his car when he had stopped.

“He was approached by two males, one came into his passenger door while his accomplice came to a driver’s door.”

His window was half open and they demanded his cellphone at gunpoint.

Mbele said the prosecutor got out of his car, chased the men and caught one of them.

“Police who were not far away came and took the suspect to Johannesburg Central cells.”

The man would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court soon, she said.

– Sapa


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