UCT students warned of robbery gang

2012-08-10 22:30

Cape Town - Students in the city have been warned of an armed robbery gang operating near a university campus, Western Cape police said on Friday.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said three University of Cape Town students had been targeted while walking in Claremont, Rondebosch and Mowbray this week.

The gang apparently asked pedestrians for directions, before persuading them to get in the vehicle and showing them where to drive.

"En-route, these students are held up and robbed of their laptops, iPhones and they are also forced to withdraw cash from their bank accounts and hand them over to the suspects," Van Wyk said.

The students were then dropped off.

People were asked to be on the lookout for three coloured males driving around in a small black car and a white Mercedes-Benz.

People can contact Claremont police at 021-6572240/96.

  • tandi.freeman - 2012-08-10 22:41

    Never get into a car with anyone you don't know!!!

  • Settie Zuweni - 2012-08-10 23:04

    At least they are not murdering our loved ones!

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-08-11 01:44

    Thy rob n steal to feed de habit these junkies

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-08-11 05:50

    Mmmmm,,you must question the intelligence of students who hop in cars to show idiots the way !!

  • charmaine.dupreez2 - 2012-08-11 08:47

    The way I heard they don't go willingly into the car, and these guys are also armed

  • wessel.jordaan.3 - 2012-08-11 08:54

    “Life is tough; it's even tougher if you're stupid.” ? John Wayne

  • john.ferreira.1213 - 2012-08-11 12:48

    Jy moet donners dom wees om vir iemand te gaan wys waar 'n plek is, gaan daardie persoon jou weer terug bring na die plek waar jy opgelaai was? Soos iemand ook genoem het, die Kaap se \sekelsterkte\ ken Kaapstad soos die palm van hulle hand.

  • archangel.zerachiel - 2012-08-11 20:15

    STUDENTS with not enough brains to understand that you do NOT get into a car with strangers? Maybe they should go back home to their parents and learn a bit more. No wonder the universities are churning out loads of semi-literate oafs and air-thieves lately, look at what theyhave to work with.

  • woulntitbenice - 2012-09-08 21:31

    Getting into a car with coloureds, better off playing Russian roulette

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