Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Is there such a thing as "disorganised crime?"

After being really pissed off about yesterday's crime, I really had a good laugh at this one.

School chum 'shopped' accused
14/03/2006 20:04 - (SA)

From IoL

Nkosana ka Makaula

Nelspruit - A suspected armed robber was arrested when an old classmate recognised him.

Sam Lubisi, 36, of Naas near Komatipoort in Mpumalanga was arrested on charges of robbing a store of R14 000, after an old classmate saw him running and called out to him.

"You are always on the run, Sam, what have you done now?", yelled Zodwa Shabangu as he ran past her at the Naas Plaza on January 13 2004, shortly after the hold-up.

Lubisi's pursuers stopped to ask Shabangu about him and got information that led to his arrest.

This was heard in Nelspruit regional court where Lubisi pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of armed robbery.

He's accused of holding up a store and locking five employees into the stockroom.

The manager and another employee were able to give chase, and had to dive for cover each time the suspect turned to aim his gun at them.

When they heard Shabangu call out to the suspect, they stopped and asked her for his address.

She gave them Lubisi's address and police arrested him three weeks later in Pretoria.

Police never recovered the stolen money.

The case has been postponed to April 4 for the investigating officer to testify. Lubisi is out on R1 500 bail.

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