Durban resident praises strangers for catching thief and returning stolen money

Durban resident praises strangers for catching thief and returning stolen money

- Theresa was shopping when she realised that her wallet was missing

- She received a call from two Good Samaritans who had caught the thief

- They returned her wallet and handed over the thief to police

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A Durban North resident has praised two Good Samaritans for recovering her stolen wallet and handing over the thief to the police.

Theresa Hoogewerf was shopping at Kensington Square recently when she realised that her wallet was missing, Briefly.co.za understands.

She soon noticed several missed calls on her phone. When she called back, the two Samaritans told her that they had her wallet.

Theresa pictured with Andrew Ngubane and Ernest Ndlovu. Source: northglennews.co.za

Theresa pictured with Andrew Ngubane and Ernest Ndlovu. Source: northglennews.co.za

The thief was quickly nabbed.

Andrew Ngubane, a taxi rank manager, and Ernest Ndlovu, an onlooker, noticed a man behaving suspiciously. Among other things, he wanted to book an entire taxi to leave the taxi rank immediately.

Andrew explained:

He ran across the road and jumped into the back of an empty taxi which immediately I found suspicious. He then tried to hand me the money for the trip and that’s when I noticed the purse.
I said let me see that purse and when I opened it I discovered a photo of Mrs Hoogewerf’s granddaughter. We immediately detained him and Ernest called the number on one of the post office receipts found in the wallet.

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My guardian angels.

Theresa was grateful for the kind help of the two Samaritans. She even called them her "guardian angels:"

I’m forever indebted to these two men who are my guardian angels. I was so happy that they managed to catch the thief and recover my valuables.
There was also a chain with a little angel clipped to my purse that had sentimental value to me. It was given to me by a member of our parish who was celebrating her 90th birthday and I was amazed the thief hadn’t taken that off.

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