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Suspect arrested for robbing six high school pupils

A suspect was apprehended in the northern suburbs of Pietermaritzburg for robbing high school pupils.


The suspect was arrested by Mi7 National Group after they were flagged down about the incident this morning, Wednesday, 17 August.

“Earlier this morning, just after 7am, Mi7 National Group received information that six pupils were robbed of their cellphones and other items outside a high school in the Northdale area.”


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The man arrested for robbing pupils. Photo: Mi7 National Group/ Facebook.

“Mi7 Armed Response units were immediately dispatched to the school, and quickly obtained details about what transpired as well as a description of the suspect,” the report read.

“Mi7 Reaction Officers immediately got to work, searching the surrounding area for a man who matched the description.”


Eventually, Reaction Officers spotted the man who, when approached, started to flee. He was swiftly apprehended after a short chase and escorted back to the school where he was positively identified by the victims.

Mi7 further reported that the matter was handed over to the police for further investigation.


Yesterday, Mi7 National Group found a suspect in possession of copper pipes in Ashburton, outside the Capital.

The company reported that it received a distress call from a Restdene Road client reporting that a suspect gained access to the premises and fled thereafter.

“Mi7 Armed Response units were immediately dispatched and quickly got a description of the suspect from the client.”

Copper thief nabbed stealing. Photo: Mi7 National Group/ Facebook.

The Reaction Officers began searching the area and minutes later, got a call from the client saying the suspect is back on the premises.

It is believed the suspect attempted to scale the perimeter fence but got entrapped in the electric fence, further injuring himself when he fell from the fence into the property.

The Reaction Officers immediately made their way back to the client and apprehended the suspect on site.
He was found in possession of a number of copper pipes and other items. This matter as well was handed over to the police for further investigation.