Police in the Southern Cape have arrested a 20-year-old woman for allegedly kidnapping a baby in Knysna. It is alleged that the woman, who is a friend of the mother of the child, visited her at her Concordia home on Saturday afternoon and took the three-month-old baby under false pretences[…]
Ten suspects aged between 20-years-old and 30-years-old are expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on charges of armed robbery and kidnapping, on Tuesday. They were arrested in Nyanga on the Cape Flats at the weekend following the robbery and kidnapping of a 47-year-old businessman from[…]
Ten suspects have been arrested in Nyanga following the robbery and kidnapping of a 47-year-old man from Bellville. Four armed suspects allegedly accosted the victim in Voortrekker Road last Thursday. Police spokesperson, Novela Potelwa, says they launched a search operation with crime intellegence and a hostage negotiation team, arresting the[…]
Two people were arrested on Friday when police swooped on properties in Parow, Cape Town, after a mob took the law into their own hands in anger at the murder of Tazne van Wyk. The angry mob set alight three properties because they believed the occupants contributed to criminal activity[…]
Parents across the country were recently shaken by CCTV footage showing how even a momentary distraction could result in your child being kidnapped. The footage, taken at a mall in Umhlanga, depicted a man dressed as mall security calmly walking over to a trolley, picking up the 2-year-old inside and[…]
The family of a little boy snatched at a KwaZulu-Natal shopping centre is grateful to have him back. A security guard has appeared in court in connection with the abduction. This video has left many parents shaken. It shows a security guard snatching a toddler at a Umhlanga supermarket. Grandmother[…]
Cape Town’s beaches fill up over the festive season and the chaos and masses of people makes these packed areas prime spots for criminals. Recently, a Capetonian mother took to Facebook to warn others about an alleged kidnapping attempt she experienced on Strand beach. Rejéane Ritter explained how her family had[…]
The family of Shiraaz Mohamed is desperately seeking donations in pursuit of a R10 million ransom issued by his captors. The kidnapped photojournalist has been held in captivity in Syria by an unknown group since 2017, begging for support, aid and ultimately his life. Despite calls for help and various[…]
Gunmen have abducted six girls and two staff members from a boarding school in northern Nigeria, according to a police spokesman. Yakubu Sabo said armed men gained entry on Thursday into the Engravers College, a mixed boarding school in a remote area south of the city of Kaduna. They “took away[…]
The Laerskool Kollegepark teacher who was arrested on Wednesday for the kidnapping of Amy’Leigh de Jager, 6, in Vanderbijlpark, was allegedly using “narcotics” and owed money to drug lords. This is according to a WhatsApp voice note which a man who claims to be the teacher’s father sent to a[…]
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