Robbers Caught and Arrested – Bridgewater area
Last night at approximately 21:00 HCW patroller, Riaan, was patrolling Bridgewater in the general area of Orange and Andries Pretoruis roads when he spotted a male and female manhandling an elderley male.
He parked his car and called HELDERBERG CRIME WATCH control room for backup.
He spotted them dragging the elderley male towards the river where he was pepper sprayed and forced to hand over his belongings. Riaan proceeded to run towards them and upon arrival at the scene managed to pull the male suspect off the victim and performed a citizens arrest. The female suspect meanwhile deserted her “partner” and fled in the direction of the CBD.
In the meantime backup in the form of Victoria Park and Bridgewater neighboorhood watchers arrived. They were appraised of the situation and went searching for the female suspect who VP patroller Lyal found in the CBD.
Somerset West SAPS were quickly on scene and took the suspects into their custody.
Great work by HCW, BWNW and VP patrollers for putting these criminals in the cells.
Well done to all involved and please be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.