Police catch suspect thanks to video of robbery going viral

Police catch suspect thanks to video of robbery going viral

- A video of a woman being mugged was widely-circulated on social media

- The police used the video to track down the robbers

- A suspect is due to appear in court today

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Thanks to a video of a mugging recently going viral and shocking South Africans on social media, the perpetrators have been apprehended by the police.

Briefly.co.za recently reported that shocking video footage revealed how a woman was robbed in broad daylight in Muizenberg while walking to work down a busy road by two men who approach her in a Mercedes Benz.

The Muizenberg police say the video helped them identify the owner of the vehicle and crack the case, Briefly.co.za found.

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The police arrested a 27-year-old man in Retreat. The man was detained and is due to appear in court today, Cape Town Etc. reported.

The video footage showed the two men immediately try to assault the woman while her attempts to flea remained futile.

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One of the assailants get back into the car after nabbing the woman’s handbag, while the other tries to forcefully claim her mobile phone. At one point, it seemed as though the man was about to drag her into the car with them but the woman fights back strongly.

The phone fell to the ground and the robber grabs it and dashes back to the car.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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