Senior robbed of pension money

2016-09-06 06:00

A 75-year-old woman was robbed of her pension money on Thursday 1 September at about 10:00.

Swift action by the police ensured a speedy arrest of the 24-year-old suspect on Saturday 3 September.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says the woman was walking along Eric Viljoen Walk when the incident occurred.

“The woman was walking in Eric Viljoen Walk in Parkwood, when she was approached by a person known to her (residing in the same road). He pushed her to the ground and took her R1 500 pension money,” Kleinsmith says.

The suspect was arrested after an intensive search for him.

“The station commander Colonel Shawn Van Wyk expressed his disgrace at this hideous crime, as elders grow old, their bodies become physically weak and for perpetrators to take advantage of them is totally disgraceful. He furthermore thanks the detectives for apprehending the suspect. (He appeared) in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on a charge of robbery,” Kleinsmith confirms.

V Anyone with information on crime can call Grassy Park police on 021 700 3940 or CrimeStop at 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.