A man with a knife robbed a woman of her cellphone as she was walking in Bournemouth Bend, Parklands, on Sunday February 26.
The woman threw the phone on the ground and the man grabbed it and ran off and hid in nearby bushes, said Table View police spokeswoman Captain Adriana Chandler.
The woman screamed for help and passers-by chased after the man. A security company was also involved in the chase.
Table View police officers arrested the man and the cellphone was recovered.
The man was due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Tuesday February 28, on a robbery charge.
Intruders took electronic equipment and jewellery from an Edgemead house on Saturday February 25.
Bothasig SAPS spokesman Warrant Officer Jacques Mostert said the men fled in a silver VW Polo.
Anyone with information can contact the investigation officer, Detective Sergeant Quinton Stuurman, at 021 558 3688 during office hours or the CID standby number 079 894 0095 or Crime Stop on 0800 10111.