Sex trap date costs Sandton man R190 000

2017-03-28 16:00

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A 54-year-old Sandton man was robbed of R190 000, allegedly by a woman who lured him on a sex date, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

He met her on an online dating site and they exchanged messages for about two weeks before agreeing to meet at the Sunnypark Mall in Sunnyside, Pretoria, last Monday, Captain Daniel Mavimbela said.

"It was all systems go when the two mates proceeded to a flat at Jorrisen Street for a sex encounter."

Shortly after their arrival at the flat, the man started undressing for what was supposed to be a "moment of pleasure", Mavimbela said.

The situation turned ugly when three armed men entered the bedroom and threatened the man with a handgun. One of the suspects accused the man of sleeping with his wife.

"The suspects demanded the victim's bank cards and pin codes. He was forced to open his banking application on the cellphone, where more transactions were allegedly made."

The man was held in the flat for about four hours, during which time the thieves went on a shopping spree, spending almost R190 000.

Criminals in the Sunnyside area were using women to lure victims into sex traps that quickly turned into robberies or hijackings, Mavimbela warned.

"We urge the public to either avoid online dating or follow all the online dating precautions to the letter."

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

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.