Police made a swift arrest after a woman was stabbed in the face and thumb during a robbery in Spine Road, Portland over the weekend.
The woman, aged 48, had been walking with her son around 1.28pm on Sunday March 31 when two men, both 36 years old, started talking to her son in gangster slang.
After she told the men her son was not a gangster, she and her son started running away, but the two men chased them, stabbed the woman and took her bag, in which were her cellphone, a flat iron, jacket, purse, driver’s licence and identity document.
Police searched the area, arrested the two men and retrieved most of the woman’s items, including the bag.
The men face a charge of robbery and are expected to appear in court soon.
Mitchell’s Plain police station commander Brigadier Cass Goolam said police would continue clamp down on crime in the area and commended the officers for their hard work and dedication.
“We urge the community to form part of the structures and to contact their respective sector commander with information,” he said.
Meanwhile, police arrested a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of drug dealing after seizing packets of tik at a Dassie Street house in Eastridge, on Saturday March 30 at 4pm.
And on the same day, at 11pm, three men, aged 18, 23 and 29, were arrested in AZ Berman Street, Tafelsig, after dagga and mandrax were allegedly found on them.