Goodwood cops bust female robber

Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman for robbing a woman at knife-point in Goodwood.

The mugger took the woman’s handbag, cash and cellphone on Saturday August 11.

Goodwood police spokesman Captain Waynne Theunis said that Detective Sergeant Madoda Nofemela had found the suspected mugger in bushes in Monte Vista, on Sunday August 12, at 6pm, after following up a lead.

“The stolen bag was recovered,” said Captain Theunis. The detective traced the stolen cellphone to a petrol station in Monte Vista. It had allegedly been sold to a petrol attendant.

Captain Theunis said Goodwood police arrested two men on Thursday August 16, after they were found with stolen property.

Sergeant Samuel Duickers was responding to a burglary in progress in Richmond Street, Goodwood, at 12.40am, when, on the way, he saw the men pushing a trolley with a steel gate.

The men – aged 33 and 37 – could not explain how they had come to have the gate. The owner of the burgled house later identified it as his.

Police arrested two suspected hijackers in Goodwood last Wednesday morning.

Maitland Flying Squad officers, constables Nico Laubser and Rowan Scheepers, spotted a white Toyota Etios in Voortrekker Road, Goodwood, that matched a radioed description of a car linked to an armed robbery in Malmesbury.

The two men in the car jumped out and ran when the officers pulled it over.

“After a short chase, the suspects were arrested. The car was positively tested as being hijacked in Lingelethu and the members found that a false set of number plates were placed on top of the original plates. A number of suspected stolen handbags were also found inside the car,” said Captain Theunis.

The two men, aged 22 and 28, appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on Friday.