Gang targets club-goers in Port Elizabeth

By Drum Digital
01 April 2015

Four men are suspected to be the perpetrators of a recent surge of attacks on clubbers in Port Elizabeth.

Nelson Mandela Bay clubbers have been warned to be on high alert when going out since the inception of attacks on nightclub patrons.

Times Live reports that this comes after a 38-year-old male was stabbed three times and robbed while walking to his car after leaving popular club Balizza in Port Elizabeth.

“As I got into my car and pushed the central locking‚ one person was [already] in the passenger seat‚ another one was behind me and one was at my door. They started stabbing and hitting me‚ and I just fought back," said the victim Ulrich Gerber to the site.

"They managed to steal my laptop‚ watch and clothes. I jumped out of the car to fight but could not breathe," he revealed to the publication.

It is reported that the police believe that the perpetrators target clubbers who show visible signs of having had too much to drink.

The Crime Intelligence in Port Elizabeth has reportedly distributed an internal letter to police stations in the area to help them search for four men believed to be perpetrators of the attacks, these men have been identified as Nigerian and drive a silver Polo.

The suspects are also believed to have lived in the upmarket suburb of Summerstrand for the past two months.

The perpetrators have targeted club goers in Mount Croix‚ Walmer‚ North End and the central areas of Port Elizabeth.

Clubbers have been urged to park further away from night spots and to remain vigilant while on the nightclub scene.

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