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Saturday, September 26, 2020
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    Crime Snippets…

    The police offered a stern warning to residents and motorists to not pick up hitch-hikers and not to take any pills, sweets or drinks from unknown people.

    • A theft case was opened at the Secunda Police Station on Monday after two males were robbed by four ladies.
    It is alleged that the two men, aged 33 and 32 respectively, were driving from eMbalenhle when they offered the hitch-hiking ladies a lift.
    They all decided to go to a pub in Evander for some drinks. The ladies later went home with them.
    The guys are living in separate flats and each took two ladies to his own flat. The 33 year old man was offered some drinks but refused and but took some sweets that were offered to him. He fell asleep and woke up on Sunday at 14:30, just to find that the ladies were gone and his clothes, shoes, cell phones, TV and watch, all worth R30 000 were gone.
    His 32 year old friend, woke up on Monday morning after he was offered a drink and also got robbed of his clothes, shoes, laptop, phones and watch, all worth about R14 000. A case of theft is being investigated by D/const Chapole. The police offered a stern warning to residents and motorists to not pick up hitch-hikers and not to take any pills, sweets or drinks from unknown people.
    • Secunda Crime Intelligence arrested two Nigerians near Nesto Lounge in Evander on Friday. They were caught with and estimated R4700 worth of cocaine and drug dealing.
    • A-32-year-old pastor, Menzi Mavus was expected to appear before the Eerstehoek Magistrate’s Court on Friday after he was arrested for an alleged human trafficking offence. The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Unit followed-up on information received after a 22 year-old undocumented victim was allegedly smuggled into the country from Swaziland. The pastor allegedly promised the victim a salary to play musical instruments in his church.
    When the victim realised that he would not be paid, he wanted to return to Swaziland but was apprehended by immigration officials when he tried to cross the border near Oshoek. The matter was referred to the Hawks. The suspect is also from Swaziland. The case is postponed to 23rd November 2017 for formal bail application.
    • Two G4S security guards were injured during a cash-in-transit heist that happened on the N4 between Kaapmuiden and Nelspruit on Friday. No cash were taken. The police are looking for a group of more than ten men. The armed attackers travelled in a Toyota Hilux D4D, an Isuzu bakkie and a Jeep Cherokee and opened fire at the security vehicle until it came to a halt. The villains forced the driver and his crew out of their vehicle and assaulted them. No arrest was made. Police urge any person with information to contact w/o Zephaniah Phiri at 082 449 0339 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

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