Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Bloemfontein: Bayswater police registered a case of perjury after investigation revealed that a 34 year-old woman who reported an armed robbery case actually fabricated the whole incident.

On the 11 March 2020, the lady in question reported that she was driving to work when she was accosted by two males as she stopped at corner Gascony and Olympus Street in Bloemfontein.

She said the two suspects opened the door, pointed her with a firearm then robbed her of a laptop and cell phone, before fleeing to the next street.

Following her reporting, preliminary investigation was conducted and it was discovered that there were loopholes in her statement. She was called in for further investigation and that is when it was discovered that she made up the whole incident.

She also admitted that she gave those two men her laptop and phone so they could dispose them off and promised to pay them R500.

Following the investigation, a case of perjury was registered on the 12 March 2020 and the woman arrested. She was released on warning to appear at the Bloemfontein Magistrate court on Tuesday the 17 March 2020.