Thursday, August 26, 2021

Cape taxi driver and guard arrested after kidnapping woman

A Cape Town taxi driver and his guard have been arrested after attacking and pepper spraying a woman before robbing her of her handbag and watch.

‘’Just after 3pm, officers were busy with an operation along Jakes Gerwel Drive, when they noticed a woman in a taxi, screaming at them and banging against the door of the vehicle,’’ said the City’s Traffic Spokesperson, Richard Coleman.

In a statement, the City said the woman got into a taxi heading to Bellville, along Voortrekker Road in Goodwood, but the driver changed course and instructed his guard to rob her.

When they stopped the vehicle, the woman informed them that the taxi driver and his guard had attacked her.

"Officers accompanied the 29-year-old woman to Goodwood SAPS, where a docket was opened, and the suspects, aged 29 and 27, were detained," says Coleman.

The pair is expected to appear at the Goodwood Magistrates Court soon on charges of robbery, kidnapping and assault.

 

Done By: Lizeka Tsotetsi & Mitchum George

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