Thieves on the run after robbing, stabbing PE man

2015-04-23 20:26
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Port Elizabeth – Three men are on the run after hijacking a man, robbing him of a large sum of cash he had just withdrawn from a bank, and stabbing him before fleeing.

Eastern Cape police spokesperson Alwin Labans said the 34-year old victim was confronted by the suspects shortly after drawing money from a bank in Commercial Road, Port Elizabeth.

“The men jumped into his bakkie, one of whom was armed, and forced him to drive to a nearby ATM, demanding that he draw more money,” said Labans.

“The man was able to convince them that he had already drawn his maximum limit,” he said.

Labans said the men had then forced the man to drive towards Greenbushes, but he stalled his vehicle on the freeway.

The men fled, taking R14 000 in cash and his laptop.

Labans said the man gave chase, but one of the men stabbed him in the left arm.

The man began driving himself to hospital, but noticed a police vehicle and informed them of the incident.

Paramedics were then called in to attend to the wounded man.

Labans said no arrests had been made, but a case of hijacking, robbery and assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm was being investigated.

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