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Suspect arrested after armed robbery in Park Hill

The suspect attempted to evade arrest by hiding in dense bushes after security officers spotted him on Buxton Road.

A SUSPECT, who used a replica firearm, robbed a woman of her cellphone at her home on Fern Road in Park Hill on Wednesday night.

The incident occurred at about 19:20.

“A female resident was confronted by a suspect armed with a ‘firearm’ and robbed of her Samsung cellphone. The victim’s screams for help alerted nearby residents and security personnel,” explained Marshall Security spokesperson Tyron Powell.

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He added that the suspect’s description was circulated to fellow officers. He was later spotted and apprehended on Buxton Road.

“When he noticed our officers, the suspect attempted to flee on foot but was swiftly apprehended after a short chase into a dense bush. Our officers recovered a replica firearm and two cellphones, one of which was positively identified by the victim as hers. The second cellphone, which was switched off, is suspected to be stolen as the suspect could not provide a reasonable explanation for its possession,” Powell said.

The suspect was handed over to the Greenwood Park SAPS.


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