Victim’s use of pepper spray on robber gets him arrested

 

A victim’s pepper spray helped to send his robber to jail following a conviction in the Alexandra Magistrates’ Court.

Andile Jikajika (26) of Tembisa was sentenced on 7 May to three years’ imprisonment for robbery after pleading guilty before Magistrate Renier Boshoff.

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The incident occurred midday on 13 April in Midrand where the two confronted the victim who dropped off a taxi in President Park, Midrand, and robbed him of a tablet after a brief scuffle. They then ran away and the victim followed them. From a distance, he saw them quarrelling and picked up a brick which he used to hit the accused on the head causing him to fall.

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The accused’s accomplice confronted the victim who produced the pepper stray which he directed at the second robber’s eyes disabling him. The victim then turned the spray on the accused who he dragged to a nearby street while calling for help. Meanwhile, the accused’s accomplice cleared his eyes and fled and is still at large. The victim’s plea attracted assistance from passersby who beat up the accused before handing him over to the police called to the incident. The tablet was recovered.

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Leseho Manala

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