Two foreigners, a Tanzanian and a Mozambican, have been arrested in connection with a robbery in Johannesburg Central, Gauteng police said on Saturday.
Johannesburg Central police arrested the two suspects, aged 23 and 27, for a robbery at the corner of Pritchard and Nugget streets, Captain Xoli Mbele said.
It was alleged that two men robbed a 57-year-old man. The victim was approached by the two men, one of whom threatened him with a knife. They fled with his cellphone and watch.
"Police came to his rescue and apprehended the suspects right on the spot. [The] knife and belongings of the victim were recovered from them." The investigation was continuing and the two arrested men would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, Mbele said.