Don’t accept help from strangers

2016-03-11 06:00

LAST Friday a 70-year-old woman bought R200 worth of groceries from Kokstad Pick n Pay and as she left the store three black teenagers approached her asking if they could help carry her packets, not knowing they were thugs.
They walked out of Pick n Pay with her packets while she went next door to an electrical store to purchase something.
The next thing these thugs ran off with her groceries. One was caught, but two escaped with the goods, which have never been recovered.
Please pensioners and people, be aware of strangers asking if they can help you with carrying your goods. Only except help from people you know. It is sad to note that old people are targeted by thugs.
Thank you to centre manager Charmaine Swart for her kindness for assisting this poor soul with R200 from her personal money.

Kokstad resident

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

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.