PE man robbed at knifepoint, pepper-sprayed by ‘helpers’ at dumping website
A PE man was robbed at knifepoint at a garbage dump on Saturday.
- A person was robbed and pepper-sprayed at a Port Elizabeth dumping website on Saturday.
- He was approached by three males who pretended to be helpers and held him at knifepoint.
- Police have warned that related robberies have occurred on the identical dumping website.
A person was allegedly robbed at knifepoint and pepper-sprayed by three “helpers” at a dumping website close to Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Walmer police have suggested the general public to be further cautious when going to the Arlington tip dumping website to discard their garbage, as this was not the primary theft reported there.
In line with police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg, the latest theft occurred on Saturday at 10:00 when a 56-year-old male was confronted and robbed of his gold chain, and his automobile keys thrown into the dumping website.
“It’s alleged that when the complainant drove into the positioning, he was approached by three males who supplied to help him. As they have been busy offloading the backyard garbage, the complainant obtained out of the automobile to see how far they have been with the offloading,” Janse van Rensburg stated.
“He was allegedly confronted by one of many males who threatened him with a knife. The person scuffled with the suspects and a pepper spray canister fell out of the person’s pocket; the one suspect picked it up and sprayed the complainant with the pepper spray.”
The person screamed for assist and ran away. The suspects fled within the course of the Walmer casual settlement and the complainant was assisted by guards working on the dump website.
Be further vigilant
“The complainant sustained accidents throughout the scuffle and acquired medical remedy on the hospital. The suspects solely fled with a gold chain that they managed to seize from his neck.”
Police are advising folks going to the positioning to be further vigilant of their environment and to not settle for any help from anyone.
In line with stories of the totally different robberies, the victims are approached by unknown individuals and supplied assist with unloading their waste. They’re lured to an remoted spot the place they’re held at knifepoint and robbed of money, cellphones or jewelry.
In different cases, the suspects bounce onto the again of the automobile and direct the motive force to an remoted spot, the place the motive force is then robbed.
The frequent instances are between 11:00 to 17:00 and plenty of instances have been reported between Friday and Monday morning.
Police are interesting to folks to go away all valuables at house and if doable keep away from going alone.