A video that was widely circulated on social media has helped police in Muizenberg apprehend a suspect. The incident occurred on Sunrise Boulevard in Costa Da Gama, Muizenberg early last week.
The footage showed a woman walking along Sunrise Boulevard when she is approached by an unknown Mercedes Benz before being mugged.
In the video, two men watch the woman as she passes, and chase her down to grab her handbag. One of the assailants wrestles with her for a few seconds while the other makes their way to the waiting vehicles.
The incident is believed to have occurred on February 9, 2019.
Speaking to IOL, South African Police Services spokesperson, Colonel Andre Taut said that the video had helped Muizenberg police crack the case.