IVORY Park police have opened a case of armed robbery after a Kaalfontein man was followed from a bank in Phumulani Mall and robbed at his residential place over the weekend.

It is said that upon his arrival at his rented room, the victim was accosted by two armed men who aggressively demanded the money. He was searched, and some of the money was taken from him. As if they were familiar with the amount of money withdrawn, one of the robbers forcefully took the victim’s car keys and went to search for the money himself. He came back shortly afterwards, telling his accomplice that he found the money. The victim and his girlfriend were locked inside their room. They managed to get out once one of the tenants opened for them.

The management of the Ivory Park SAPS are urging members of the public to be extra cautious and vigilant when withdrawing large sums of money. “In actual fact, we encourage anyone wanting to buy big ticket items to rather pay using their cards as this is safer than carrying large amount of cash with,” says Brigadier David Mbongeni Ngcobo, the Station Commander of the Ivory Park SAPS.

As a general precaution, the public is urged to never carry large amount of money on them; to get used to the idea of paying in cards, to be aware of their surroundings, especially when coming from conducting these transactions

A vehicle that turns several times in the same direction should give any person enough reason to become suspicious and to take the necessary steps.

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