Suspect Wore Hoodie & One Glove

saps-croppedDon’t judge a book by its cover, the old saying goes. But sometimes one can… According to police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler, sergeant Rowan Dowie noticed a suspicious-looking man sitting on a corner in Parklands early yesterday morning.

The man was wearing one glove and a hooded top. Due to the fact that “this specific area is a hot-spot for robberies” the man was searched and a pair of large scissors were found in his back-pack.

The sergeant recalled another robbery
Sergeant Dowie recalled a recent robbery in Parklands during which a teenager was robbed by a man who fitted the description. The suspect was arrested for being in possession of a dangerous weapon, and his photograph was taken.

Sergeant Dowie went to the teenager and showed him the photo of the suspect. The teen identified the man in the photo as the person who had robbed him of his cellphone on Monday, 23 of January.
The 23-year-old suspect will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court tomorrow on a charge of robbery.



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