Another hitchhiker robbed at gunpoint on R71 Tzaneen

CRIME

By Agreement Mabunda

TZANEEN- Haenertsburg police are investigating a case of robbery with a firearm that took place along Marensky and Politsi roads on Sunday, 05 November 2023, at about 10:45.

The victim was offered a lift to Haenertsburg by a group of three unknown men driving a white Polo sedan at Tzaneen, along R71 Road. Along the way, he was asked personal questions. He became suspicious and wanted to get off before he reached his destination.

When one of the suspects who was sitting with him at the back produced a firearm and pointed it at him, he was searched, and an undisclosed amount of cash and a cell phone were taken away from him.

They drove off with his other belongings in a bag and left him in the bushes at Politsi. The incident was immediately reported to the police, and a robbery with a firearm case was opened.

Anyone who can assist with information about the suspects should report the incident to Colonel Zitha Phoyisa at 082 414 3309, Tzaneen police station, or crime stop number 0860010111, or share information on MySAPSApp.

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