Victim of concert crime gets phone back
LINDIWE Nkuna, who was robbed of her cellphone while trying to get a lift back to her Pretoria home after the Global Citizen concert, got the device back from the Joburg metro police department (JMPD) yesterday.
Nkuna said she was walking with friends to get an Uber taxi home when a man approached and snatched the phone out of her hand.
“We were taken by surprise because we felt safe with so many people around.
“There were some JMPD officers close by and we alerted them. As we were telling them what happened, the man casually walked past again. We told the officers he was the one (who took the phone) and they chased him.
“We did not hang around because by then we were fearing for our safety. But then I got a call to say my phone had been recovered.” She was one of the lucky ones, she said.
The officer who recovered the phone was Inspector Sammy Naidoo.
JMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said seven suspects were arrested on Sunday evening after the concert and they remained in custody.
They would be appearing in court on December 11 on charges of armed robbery and of being undocumented foreign nationals.