Two arrested for attacking German couple in Cape Town

Two arrested for attacking German couple in Cape Town

The police in the Western Cape have arrested two suspects in connection to the robbery and assault of an elderly German couple.

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The couple had stopped near Wolgat Nature Reserve to take pictures when they were accosted.

The attack comes just a few days after a 55-year-old American tourist was robbed of his belongings in Nyanga.

Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said the incident took place at around midday on Tuesday.

"The male passenger remained in the vehicle and took a nap whilst his wife took the camera to take some pictures when they were approached by two unknown males.

“The one suspect went to the vehicle, and after knocking on the car window, he opened the driver's door and grabbed the GPS, which was plugged in on the front seat. 

“The suspect struck the victim and showed a panga in his hand when he tried to resist him.”

Van Wyk said the second suspect grabbed the woman’s camera and forced her onto the ground.

"The victim then gave the suspect a cash note in an attempt to get him to leave her alone. When passers-by approached the scene, the two suspects fled on foot. 

“A chase ensued, and the suspects were arrested, and the stolen items recovered along with the weapons used to commit the deed," said Van Wyk.

The suspects are expected to appear before the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court soon, facing charges of armed robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm.


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