Watch: Woman fights off robber

A brave Jo’burg woman was caught on camera fighting of a robber had tried to snatch her handbag in the town of Westdene, on Saturday.

According to the owner of the footage, the suspect fled after being challenged by the victim. She suffered an injury to her left hand and looked to be in her late twenties.

"We were sitting inside when it happened," the witness said. "She (the victim) is tiny – she fought like you cannot believe. She was so shocked!"

Another woman, who was busy gardening a few houses down the road, attempted to stop the man from running off by throwing a plant at him, but he still managed to escape.

The Sophiatown police station has stated that the incident went unreported.

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