Two armed skelms were caught thanks to the Schaapkraal community’s wakker WhatsApp chat group.
The two men tried to rob a house in Middle Street on Friday afternoon, but they were nabbed within minutes after the victim alerted residents on WhatsApp.
A woman, 51, and her domestic worker, 38, were home when the armed skelms stormed into the house. The woman says her gate was open and the men entered her home through her garage.
“I managed to escape them in the house and sent a voice note to my neighbour who alerted the Schaapkraal WhatsApp group.”
A swift response by residents resulted in the two skelms being caught and it was discovered they had been armed with a toy gun and knife.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirms: “Two suspects, aged 32 and 35, will appear in the Athlone Magistrates’ Court [today] after they were arrested for armed robbery.”