The knife allegedly used in the robbery. Picture: SAPS

Johannesburg - Two foreigners, a Tanzanian and a Mozambican, have been arrested in connection with a robbery in Johannesburg Central, Gauteng police said on Saturday.

Johannesburg Central police arrested the two suspects, aged 23 and 27, for a robbery at the corner of Pritchard and Nugget streets, Captain Xoli Mbele said.

It was alleged that two men robbed a 57-year-old man. The victim was approached by the two men, one of whom threatened him with a knife. They fled with his cellphone and watch.

"Police came to his rescue and apprehended the suspects right on the spot. [The] knife and belongings of the victim were recovered from them." The investigation was continuing and the two arrested men would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, Mbele said.

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