Robbers give woman R50 for petrol

2012-10-26 09:16

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Durban - A Durban photographer says she was robbed by two men who gave her R50 of her own money to drive them away in their getaway.

Simone Holmes, 24, told The Mercury how she walked in on two men robbing her Durban North home and talked to them in an attempt to calm them down and defuse the situation.

The men, who were armed with a screwdriver, had tied up her domestic worker and wanted to lock up Holmes but she talked her way out of it.

They forced her to drive them to KwaMashu in her car because they didn’t know how to drive.

When Holmes became worried about running out of petrol, the robbers gave her R50 of the R3 500 they had stolen from her.

They also stole her French passport, three laptops, a computer, and some of her and her housemates’ clothing.

The men wanted to be dropped off at a taxi rank and Holmes immediately reported the crime to two policemen nearby.

But when she returned to the taxi rank the men had already gone.

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