Sale rep robbed of cellphone by armed gang in Isipingo
Yet another armed robbery occurred in the Isipingo CBD yesterday (Thursday) when three suspects held up a sales rep and fled with his cellphone.
According to a well-informed source, the male victim who is unfamiliar with the Isipingo area, was visiting a business premises on Jadwat Street, when he was accosted by the suspects, two with knives and one suspect with a firearm.
The armed trio snatched the victim's Samsung S10 cellphone and fled on foot into the bustling crowd.
The victim, thankfully, sustained no injuries and proceeded to the police station to register a case.
Alpha Alarms urges victims of crime to register cases and lay charges against perpetrators. In the event that they are repeat offenders this helps to build a stronger case against the accused.
Businessmen in the Isipingo area are fed up with the spiralling armed robberies and theft out of delivery trucks which is crippling many of the businesses as the safety of patrons and delivery personnel, as well as staff are at risk.
"Suspects are brazen and ruthless and one can only imagine the lengths these criminals will go to, to get what they want. Human life means nothing to them and can be snuffed out in cold-blood just for a cellphone, " said a business owner.