Hitch-hiker robbed in Hibberdene

2016-01-14 06:00

A 34-YEAR-OLD woman, hitch-hiking on the freeway near Hibberdene, was robbed at knifepoint on Thursday. “The two men threatened her with a knife and stole her cellphone and other items,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

The robbers then fled and the woman went to the Hibberdene police station to report the incident, giving them a description of the suspects.

Sergeant Eugene Blankenberg, Constable Kavithasen Naidoo and Constable Simingaye Mavundla, from the Hibberdene task team followed up.

Investigations led them to a house in the area where they arrested both men.

“The officers also recovered the complainant’s cellphone and other items. The suspects, who are in their mid-twenties, will be charged for robbery and will appear in Turton court soon,” said Wiid.

“We will also look into the possibility they could be linked to other robberies in the area.”

Ugu SAPS cluster commander, Major-General Thembi Ndlovu, thanked the members for their quick response. - Supplied.

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