Elderly woman kidnapped, robbed at Durban mall

Elderly woman kidnapped, robbed at Durban mall

There's a search for the suspects who kidnapped an elderly woman from a Durban mall and then robbed her.


Police say the 62-year-old was approached by two people, including a pregnant woman, at the shopping centre on Helen Joseph Road in Glenwood on Tuesday. 


KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Thembeka Mbele says they held a sharp object to the elderly woman's side and instructed her to exit the mall with them.


She says the woman was then forced into a black car which had two other accomplices in it. 


"The proceeded to drive away from the mall when one of the suspects strangled her and demanded her ATM pin number from her. 


"In fear for her life the complainant gave them the pin and when they stopped at a nearby garage to withdraw and undisclosed amount of money from the car and they proceeded to a shop where they purchased items.


"The suspects stopped in Merebank and instructed the 62-year-old female to exit the vehicle." 


Mbele says members of the public helped the woman to get to a police station.


The Umbilo SAPS is investigating a case of kidnapping and robbery.


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