- Gauteng police have warned the public about online scams, which they say are prevalent in Hammanskraal and Winterveld.
- Three people were arrested this week after they allegedly robbed a couple.
- The couple had responded to an advert on social media about the sale of CDs.
Three people were arrested on Monday after they allegedly robbed a couple of cash, cellphones and bank cards in Winterveld, Gauteng.
In a statement, police said the couple had responded to an advertisement on social media about the sale of CDs.
According to police spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili, an arrangement was made for the couple to meet the person selling the CDs in Winterveld.
“Upon arrival at the place, the couple met a man who took them to another location, where they were then robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash, cellphones and bank cards,” Muridili said.
She said the case was transferred from the Loate police station in Winterveld to the provincial Organised Crime Unit.
The suspects were arrested after a sting operation.
Muridili said in November, police arrested two people for robbing an unsuspecting buyer who had responded to an online advertisement for a vehicle.
Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela commended the officers for arresting the perpetrators.
Police have warned the public about online scams, which they say are prevalent in Gauteng, specifically in Winterveld and Hammanskraal.
“We are urging anyone who might have fallen victim to these scammers to come forward and report it to the police.”