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Watch : A woman confronts a cell phone thief.

A Johannesburg woman has received much praise on social media after a viral video showed her fighting off a man who had snatched her cellphone last month.

CCTV footage from a nearby store shows the woman walking down a street in the suburb of Kenilworth with the cellphone in her hand.

Moments later, a man walking in the opposite direction grabs the phone and runs towards a car. The vehicle was following the woman just metres away.

The quick-thinking woman gives chase. When the would-be thief opens the door, she grabs him, causing the car door to close.

The vehicle quickly drives away from the scene to avoid being caught leaving the thief behind .The community members assisted the woman by giving chase and apprehending the man.

"Police were called and took the suspect to Booysens police station where he was charged with common robbery," police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said.

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Booysens Johannesburg Mavela Masondo

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