Diepsloot police have arrested a male suspect following an armed robbery crime which he has committed on Saturday night, 3 October 2020 – in Diepsloot extension 7.
The police were on duty when they received a complaint of mob justice in extension 7. On arrival, they found an unknown man who was brutally assaulted, allegedly by community members.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was caught by the victim immediately after he and his two accomplices had robbed the victim of his firearm and a cellphone. The suspects allegedly assaulted the victim with bricks and stabbed him before they fled on foot. The victim managed to grab one suspect; the other two made off with his firearm and a cellphone.
The suspect is currently in hospital under police guard, facing a charge of armed robbery.
Diepsloot SAPS management would like to thank the community of Diepsloot for their continued partnership and collaboration in the fight against crime. The community is urged to refrain from taking law into its own hands after apprehending suspects. We appeal to community members to call the police when they have caught suspects in the act of crime.
Compiled by: Captain Tinyiko Mathebula
Diepsloot SAPS: Corporate Communication
Cell: 071 675 7428