[ONLINE EXCLUSIVE] WATCH: Woman survives tug-of-war with armed robbers

Two robbers try to grab a bag from a female University of Johannesburg student walking in Auckland Park.

A female student who won a tug-of-war against two armed robbers managed to escape the incident unharmed while her robbers were later apprehended by police.

According to Jeanette Backhoff, spokesperson for the Brixton Police, the incident took place on 11 September in Goring Avenue.

Two videos emerged from two different angles of the robbery.

Video 1:

UPDATE: OPERATIONAL SUCCESSThe MG that was involved in the commission of a crime earlier today, it was spotted in brixton. All 3 suspects successfully apprehended. Vehicle was impounded. Gas gun found in vehicle.This was a joint initiative between all crime combating entities.BOLO: This vehicle was involved in a robbery in Goring Ave, Auckland Park this afternoon. Take note of this vehicle as it is sure to strike again. It is a MG 6. Black / Dark Blue in colour with two silver stripes over the side of the bonnet. If seen please contact our control room on 0114771222.

Posted by Suburban Control Centre on Monday, 11 September 2017

Video 2:

Posted by Yusuf Abramjee on Monday, 11 September 2017

After a call was put on social media by Suburban Crime Prevention to be on the lookout for the car, a rare sight on the road with two unique silver stripes on the bonnet, the robbers were apprehended and arrested.

According to Jeanette Backhoff, spokesperson for the Brixton Police, three suspects were arrested and are facing charges of armed robbery and assault. She said they used an air gun during the robbery which was confiscated along with the black MG 6 they were driving.

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