'Lust for ladies of the night' undermining our efforts - Sunnyside cops

accreditation
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Pretoria – A motorist apparently has a lot of explaining to do to his girlfriend after her car was stolen while he was picking up two women on a street corner on Friday morning.

The 28-year-old man was driving around Sunnyside at around 04:00 in the morning in a Toyota Yaris, when he met the two women on the corner of Hamilton and Stanza Bopape Street.

The car, police say, which is worth about R180 000, belongs to his girlfriend, who received it as a gift from her father.

Police spokesperson Captain Daniel Mavimbela said the man allegedly parked the car at a nearby McDonalds and proceeded to drink alcohol with the two women, before passing out.

The man allegedly woke up that same afternoon in Mamelodi, about 30 to 40 minutes outside of Sunnyside, with no car.

A few other belongings were missing.

"He woke up on the pavement and realised that he is in an area he is not familiar with," Mavimbela told News24.

"He took a taxi home and only noticed when he got there that the car was missing. He only remembered afterwards that he had gone out with two ladies, and therefore only reported the crime after he had recovered. He could not even show the police where in Mamelodi he was when he woke up."

Mavimbela said this was not the first time the man had had a car stolen in this manner.

In 2015, the man's VW Polo was apparently stolen after his drink was allegedly spiked by two women he had picked up in Pretoria central.

The women apparently made off with his car after he stopped on the side of the road, saying he felt dizzy.

"While the police are working tirelessly to ensure that Sunnyside becomes a safer area to be in, the lust for the ladies of the night continues to undermine the efforts that the police are making," said Mavimbela in a statement.

Police are investigating a motor vehicle theft case.
      

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Should Covid-19 vaccinations be mandatory for employees in workplaces?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, it is the responsible thing to do
47% - 6167 votes
No, vaccination should be an individual choice
43% - 5630 votes
No, but those who are unvaccinated should have to work from home
11% - 1389 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
14.31
+1.1%
Rand - Pound
19.91
+0.9%
Rand - Euro
16.98
+1.2%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.58
+0.7%
Rand - Yen
0.13
+0.9%
Gold
1,810.48
-0.2%
Silver
25.54
+0.5%
Palladium
2,649.50
-1.3%
Platinum
1,053.76
-0.5%
Brent Crude
72.89
-3.3%
Top 40
62,543
-0.3%
All Share
68,706
-0.2%
Resource 10
71,203
+1.0%
Industrial 25
86,170
-1.8%
Financial 15
13,129
+1.7%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE