A Jeffreys Bay man who stole a cellphone during a robbery at Main Beach in November 2017 was sentenced to an effective 15 years imprisonment in the Humansdorp Regional Court.
The 36-year-old, Simbonile Mpitikizi with two of his accomplices robbed two cellphones from a man at the Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay on Thursday, 30 November 2017 around 2pm.
The same day, a cellphone was traced and found in possession of the accused. The victim was a 21-year-old Pretoria man who visited Jeffreys Bay for the festive season holidays.
Cluster Commander, Brigadier Lebok welcomed the sentence and said: “This sentence is serving as deterrent to those who are targeting tourists and holiday makers”.