Teen arrested for attempted robbery

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for trying to mug a woman in Goodwood.

According to police spokesman Captain Waynne Theunis, the woman was walking in Alice Street on Tuesday November 6, talking on her cellphone, when a mugger tried to grab the device.

The woman held on to her phone and shouted for help. An armed-response officer came to her aid. He caught the alleged perpetrator and handed him to the police.

The teenage suspect faces a charge of attempted robbery.

A Goodwood armed-response officer arrested a man after he saw someone trying to break into a car on Saturday November 10, at 7.30pm. The 21-year-old suspect, who was carrying a Sony Xperia cellphone, was charged with theft out of a motor vehicle.

A Goodwood couple have appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court, charged with defeating the ends of justice.

They were arrested on Tuesday November 6, after a police investigation found they had allegedly lied about an abduction. “According to the suspects they were abducted in Goodwood and taken to Stikland where they were forced to sell the vehicle to a dealership,” said Captain Theunis.

It had later emerged that the couple had sold their car to someone else, he said.