Suspected robbers arrested after chase

Law enforcement officers arrested a suspect who attempted to rob a woman on the Muizenberg – St James walkway yesterday morning.

An auxillary officer on bicycle patrol was alerted and he chased after the suspect who tried to flee.

The suspect was caught on Muizenberg station before he could board a train.

He was taken to Muizenberg police station and charged with attempted robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon. 

In another incident, three suspected robbers were arrested on Sunrise Beach in Muizenberg on Wednesday February 20.

A member of the public alerted officers, who chased the trio on foot, in the Dunes.

The officers caught up with the suspects aged 14, 16 and 18. A knife which was used when they allegedly attempted to rob their victims was recovered.

They were taken to Muizenberg police station where it was discovered that warrants for their arrests had also previously been issued for other cases.

Police will investigate further to establish whether they can be linked to other beach robberies in the area.