‘Stop having sex in the bush,’ SAPS

2018-09-27 06:00
PHOTO: andile sitholeA popular spot used by couples near Brake Village.

PHOTO: andile sitholeA popular spot used by couples near Brake Village.

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THERE has reportedly been an increase in the number of robberies and hijackings of couples engaging in sexual intercourse in public spaces between Verulam and Tongaat. This after a couple was hijacked while having sex in a sugarcane plantation in Canelands­ last week.

Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) said in a statement that the woman said she met a man at King Shaka International Airport who offered her money in exchange for sex.

“She accepted his offer and the two left in his Toyota Tazz.

“The driver proceeded to a cane field where the two had sex in the vehicle. While the couple was distracted, they were approached by a man who was in possession of a knobkierie.

“He instructed the two to exit the vehicle before he robbed them of their valuables.

“The suspect took their cellphones and wallets before he drove off in the victim’s vehicle,” said the statement.

It is alleged that the man (driver) proceeded to the main road where he managed to get assistance and began a search for his vehicle.

“He returned to the scene while reaction officers were interviewing the female victim.

“He initially denied knowing the woman and stated that he was hijacked at the entrance of the airport however he later confirmed the female’s version of events. The victims were not injured during the hijacking,” Rusa said in the statement.

The suspect involved in the hijacking is believed to be targeting people having sex in the cane fields in the Canelands area.

“Rusa has attended to several calls of hijackings and robberies where the same modus operandi was used. In one case the female victim was raped.

“The male victims are generally assaulted with a knobkierie or metal pipe during the robbery. In all previous incidents there were two suspects involved however today only one suspect was seen.

“The suspects strike in broad daylight and at night,” Rusa said in the statement.

SAPS Tongaat has since issued a warning to couples engaging in sexual intercourse in bushes between Tongaat and Verulam.

According to the police, in the past few months couples have been spotted parking cars in isolated areas late in the evenings.

Station commander for Tongaat SAPS Colonel Santha Moodley asked the public to refrain from parking in isolated places.

“We are aware that some of the cases have not been reported to the police. However, we have been made aware that some couples park their cars in isolated places. It’s alleged that they engage in some activities while in the bush.

“We would like to warn our community members to refrain from parking in such areas to avoid becoming victims of robbery.

“People should refrain from engaging in such activities in the bushes,” Moodley said.

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