Two mugging victims are being praised by Hamilton police,
after following their attackers home this morning.
The victims rang 111 then relayed the movements of the men
they were following to police.
One suspect was apprehended on Ascot Rd.
The second ran through a number of properties onto Snell Dr.
A police dog traced a scent to a McIntosh Street address,
where the man was arrested.
Acting Senior Sergeant Lara Beisly said the incident began
shortly before 1am when two men were accosted as they walked
home in Chartwell.
"The offenders wanted cigarettes from the two men. When the
victims said they didn't have any they were punched and
chased down the street.
"The victims alerted police and then courageously followed
their attackers, relaying their movements to the Northern
Communications Centre which was able to guide responding
"In situations where it is possible to keep yourself safe, if
victims can relay timely, accurate information on the
description of offenders, where they went and what vehicles
may be involved, this is a great aid to responding Police."
The two men arrested remain in custody.