Another victim lured in Facebook Scam in Browns Farm

Western Cape police have raised concerns after yet another victim was scammed through Facebook Marketplace.

The police’s Wesley Twigg said a man was lured to Browns Farm on Thursday, under the pretext of delivering advertised goods. Twigg added that he was robbed by four suspects on Thursday afternoon.

‘’Nyanga police who were on patrol were flagged down by the victim who related his ordeal. As part of the police investigation into the crime incident, one of the suspects, a 17-year-old female was spotted and arrested by the police. The search continues for the remaining suspects,’’ said Sergeant Wesley Twigg.

Once charged, she will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s court.

This is the second incident of its kind in October. Police in Nyanga have recorded several incidents where advertisers are lured to Browns Farm, robbed and attacked. Last week, police arrested six high school learners following an attempted robbery of a man, who delivered a system, ordered on Facebook Marketplace, in Brown’s Farm.

Western Cape SAPS pleaded with social media advertisers to exercise caution when dealing with potential customers.


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