Midrand police social crime prevention coordinator Constable Nanty Belebesi said the complainant alleged he gave the woman a lift from Diepsloot last Thursday. The woman said she was headed to Noordwyk. While the complainant was driving along Summit Road, the woman asked him to pick up two people she knew, Midrand Review reported.
“The complainant stopped for the woman’s male friends, and as her friends got into the car, the woman grabbed his cellphone which was placed between the front seats. One of the men then searched the cubbyhole but could not find anything. They asked for the complainant’s wallet and took R60 and gave his wallet back. They also took a gold chain that the complainant was wearing,” added Belebesi.
She said the men also searched the boot of the complainant’s car and stole his laptop.
Belebesi urged motorists to not offer lifts to people they do not know to avoid being robbed or hijacked.
In a separate incident, a couple was attacked, robbed and the woman raped on the toll road near Marburg, near Port Shepstone, in KwaZulu-Natal, after a hitchhiking.
The man, 46, and his wife, 42, were thumbing a lift home to Port Elizabeth when they were accosted by the men at about 7.30pm on April 4.
Police spokesperson Captain Vincent Pandarum said the men tied the husband up with shoelaces and then raped his wife in front of him. They then made off with the couple’s cellphones, rings and clothing.
– Caxton News Service