Teen identifies cellphone thief

A Table View policeman’s sharp memory led to the arrest of a man accused of robbing a teenager.

Sergeant Rowan Dowie and his colleagues were on patrol in Parklands on Monday February 6, at 6pm, when they spotted a suspicious-looking man sitting on a street corner. The man was wearing one glove and a hooded top, and he had a pair of large scissors in his backpack.

AccordingTable View police spokeswoman Captain Adriana Chandler, Sergeant Dowie recalled a teenager having been robbed in January in Parklands by a man fitting the description of the one he and his colleagues had confronted.

So the officers ar-
rested the man for carrying a dangerous weapon and took his photograph,which was then shown to the teenager who positively identified him as the man who had robbed him of his cellphone on Monday January 23.

The 23-year-old suspect will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court today, Wednesday, February 8.