Suspect arrested for brazen Sea Point robbery at a school

Our investigations in the brazen robbery perpetrated at a high school in Sea Point on Wednesday morning led us to a 15-year-old suspect who was arrested this morning on a charge of armed robbery.

The suspect, who is from Philippi East, is a scholar at the same school. During a search of his residence, six cellphone covers, believed to have been stolen during the robbery were found. He was identified by means of surveillance footage at the school when he and his accomplices entered the class room at around 10:10 while learners were writing exams. The teacher and learners were held at gunpoint and robbed of a number of cellphones. The suspect is due to make his court appearance in Cape Town tomorrow while his accomplice is being sought.

Source: South African Police Service