A man was apprehended and accosted by the community after allegedly committing a smash and grab at the Trade Centre Robots at the Phoenix Highway and R102 intersection in Phoenix, on Sunday.
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The suspect had squeezed his hand through a window of a vehicle at the robots, grabbed a cellphone from the vehicle and fled.
Other pedestrians gave chase towards the Sasol garage where medics from a local security company were parked and noticed the chase.
The medics then assisted and cornered the suspect while security response officers were en route.
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When cornered by the community, the suspect became a victim of mob justice, and sustained serious injuries.
The suspect was handed over to Phoenix SAPS.
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