Phoenix SAPS have dealt with a number of robberies by men armed with knives, over the last week.
In the first incident, it is believed that the victim was waiting for his transport outside his residence at Evenside, Caneside, when two unknown men approached him.
One of them pulled out a knife while the other took his bags, which contained cellphones valued at R34, 000. Cash of R4, 000 was also stolen by the suspects.
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In a second robbery, a woman alleged than on Tuesday, she was walking on Everham Road, Westham, when an unknown man approached her. He stepped in front of her with a large knife.
He then pulled her handbag and fled the scene of the crime. Her handbag contained her keys, cellphones and cash.
On the same day on Tullen Road, a man was allegedly waiting for transport when two unknown men approached him.
One suspect placed a knife on his stomach while the other suspect held a knife on his back. They took his cellphone, valued at R10, 000. They then fled on foot.
In another incident, the complainant alleged that on Wednesday at about 6:30pm, he was coming from work, walking on Low Manor, when three men approached him. They all pulled out knives and demanded for his belongings.
They pushed him on the floor, stabbed him and took his personal belongings to the value of R5,000.
Another robbery took place on Friday at 6:30am. The victim stated that he was walking along Fernham Drive on his way to work when two unknown men came out of the bush and approached him.
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The suspects pushed the complainant against the wall and searched him. They took his working bag with R60 cash in it, earphones and a cellphone.
Cpt Louise Naidoo, communications officer of Phoenix SAPS, said, “An appeal is being made, especially to young people walking on the road, to keep your cellphones in your pockets and stop using earphones while walking on the road. This is an indication to criminals that you are in possession of a cellphone and that is how many people are getting robbed.”
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