Woman robbed at gunpoint

Brackenfell police are investigating a case of robbery after a woman was robbed shortly after getting off a taxi in the area.

A 25-year-old Kraaifontein woman was robbed of cash and a cellphone after being held at gunpoint on her way to work in Brackenfell.

Brackenfell police spokesperson Captain Erica Crous said a case of armed robbery was opened on Wednesday July 7.

Captain Crous said the woman was held up at 8am shortly after alighting a taxi in Bottelary Road.

“As she was walking in Kruispad, Protea Heights a Volkswagen Golf stopped next to her. An unknown woman got out and asked her for direction to Spar,” Captain Crous said.

“The lady said she does not know since she does not live there. The driver of the Golf, an unknown male, then got out. He threatened her with a firearm and demanded her belongings. They took her cellphone and cash.”

She said the suspects sped off and no arrests have been made yet. Captain Crous added that the victim had received victim support at the police station.

According to statistics, recently presented by the police to the Brackenfell Community Police Forum and seen by the Northern News, there have been 1 368 crimes reported in Brackenfell in the 2020/21 financial year.