Numerous runners in the north of Joburg have been robbed of their valuables such as fitness watches and running shoes.
In a recent case, Sandra and her friend were accosted by a group of boys driving a dark grey BMW 1 Series who robbed them and fellow runners on Pritchard street in North Riding.
Sandra says while police arrested the boys under the age of 18 and retrieved the items, they were released after spending only a weekend in jail.
They were held for two nights and released on Monday with no charges. All we heard was something about evidence, which we don't understand.— Sandra, runner
They found some of the items they stole, the balaclavas they were wearing but apparently there wasn't enough evidence or something. They found out that it was actually a toy gun that they were using on people.— Sandra, runner
Practising advocate and chair of Future City Fourways Jean Bedou says what happened in this particular case is not quite clear.
There is obviously some type of breakdown and it is going to require that someone have a look at this and see what actually happened.— Jean Bedou, Practising advocate and chair of Future City Fourways
The Azania Mosaka team tried to contact the National Prosecuting Authority which failed to respond.
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