Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Welkom: Two (2) African male suspects are wanted by the police in Welkom after they allegedly robbed a woman inside their vehicle and proceeding to the victim’s place of residence, to take more of her property.

The incident took place on Sunday, 21July 2019, when 31 year old woman took a sedan taxi from her home in Seemeeu Park, Welkom, to Kopano Clinic. She was in the front passenger seat with one African male passenger at the back seat who told the drive to drop him at Rietz Park; Welkom.

As the taxi arrived at Molteno Street, Rietz Park, the suspect sitting at the back then pulled out two (2) silver guns, pointed at the victim and demanded money. The victim gave the suspect R60.00 and the suspect demanded more money. As the victim was frightened for her life, she told the suspect that she left the rest of her money at her place of residence.

The driver drove to the victim’s place of residence with the suspect. The suspect went inside the victim’s room with her, where he was given an amount of R600.00.

The suspect further took the victim’s Huawei cellphone valued at R6212.00 and a 32 inch Harwa television set valued at R2400.00. The driver was waiting for the suspect outside and they drove away with a dark brown Toyota Corolla. The victim did not see the vehicle’s registration number.

A case docket was registered at Welkom police Station for armed robbery.

Anyone who may have information that will lead to the arrest of the two perpetrators may contact Detective Warrant Officer Riaan De Lange of Welkom Detective Services at telephone number 057- 391 6271 during office hours.