Bluff street trader stabbed with broken bottle

A man, who allegedly stabbed a female street trader with a broken bottle neck, was swiftly arrested by armed response officers, who then handed him over to Brighton Beach SAPS at the scene.

According to community and media liaison officer of Blue Security, Andreas Mathios, an armed response officer arrested the dangerous suspect, who had stabbed a street trader in Lighthouse Road in the Bluff on Friday.

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“The suspect had approached a street trader and demanded a cigarette from her without having the money to pay for it. When she refused to give him a cigarette, an argument broke out between them,” Mathios explained.

The incident occurred at about 4: 55pm.

“The suspect ran away only to return with a broken bottle neck, which he used to stab the street trader in the chest before fleeing the scene,” he added.

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The armed response officer was called to the scene and he gave chase and arrested the suspect in Garmouth Road.

The victim was treated at the scene of the crime by staff from Bluff Medical Centre before being transported to King Edward Hospital for further medical attention.

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