Fake Eskom officials rob family

2013-02-20 09:09

Bloemfontein - Two members of a Welkom family have been robbed at gunpoint by men pretending to be Eskom officials.

Volksblad reported that the three men were wearing Eskom uniforms and told the family they were inspectors who had come to inspect electrical cables.

Only a grandfather and his grandson were at home at the time.

As soon as the robbers gained access to the house they pulled out firearms and tied up the grandfather and grandson with cables.

Two cellphones and a small safe containing a firearm were stolen. 

Police warned residents not to open their doors to people unknown to them.

Anyone with information was asked to call Christiaan de Lange on 082 8219227 or 057-3916271.


  • corne.kritzinger - 2013-02-20 09:19

    I bet they were Eskom officials. They have moved on from robbing us with increases, to robbing at gunpoint.

      kalabafazi - 2013-02-20 09:32

      I was about to say the same thing. It's the same with the SAPS. The initial reports were that it was people prentending to be police but it later transpired that they were active members of SAPS.

  • barbara.foster.50702769 - 2013-02-20 09:22


  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-20 09:37

    Everything at Eskom is a fake.

  • Eterni80 - 2013-02-20 09:46

    the real eskom officials are busy robbing the rest of SA.

  • Stephan Butler - 2013-02-20 10:19

    Only in South Africa! The motto of South Africa is Criminal all follow their ANC Governments example. Rob,steel,rape and be corrupt.

  • Yvonne Van Zyl Thompson - 2013-02-20 10:35


  • Siyabonga Christopher Papi Came - 2013-02-20 10:37

    I remember a profetional lawyer from Rodpoort who pretended to be a police man and robbed a crapyard an amount of R200 000.00. Yep that Mzansi fosho.

  • flynn.govender - 2013-02-20 10:48

    Some residence trust people from Telkom, Eskom, SAPS, etc because they are not aware of the con-artists. Probably educating people about how some modus operandi works will help residence be more curious to ask for identification before allowing these personal into their homes. The government and parastals must do more

  • angelanair3 - 2013-02-20 10:48

    Do you blame us for being careful? Thieves masquerade as anything today - even Medics and Police! One of these days we will die in our homes because we will be too scared to call essential services......

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