Heroic PE staff chase down and catch armed robbers in Port Elizabeth

Heroic PE staff chase down and catch armed robbers in Port Elizabeth

David Jali and Marselle van der Mescht, two staff members from Cape Recife High School heroically gave chase to armed robbers and caught them. They were also able to recover the bag that was stolen.

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The two men have been hailed as heroes by the community. Marselle is the school caretaker and David is the school's physiotherapy assistant.

David was helping student get off a bus when they heard screaming and saw armed men wrestling a bag away from a woman.

Heroic PE staff chase down and catch armed robbers in Port Elizabeth

David Jali and Marselle van der Mescht saved the day with their heroic actions. Photo Source: Eugene Coetzee / Herald Live

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He ran to get help and met up with Marselle, they got a car and chased the men down.

“We jumped into the car and gave chase to try and find the men,” – David Jali
“We saw the men walking about 15m apart from each other a street away. We stopped the car next to the one guy walking in front and he started running with a dagger in his hand. I jumped out of the car and wrapped my arm in my jacket,”

Marselle blocked off the escape route with car. The man with the knife tried to stab David multiple times but he was able to avoid being hurt.

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He was unable to get a good grip of the man who continued to run. The chase took them to the beachfront where other school staff were able to help apprehend the man. The other alleged criminal was stopped by builders working on a nearby site.

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