Welkom woman robbed inside taxi

Police in Welkom have launched a manhunt for two suspects said to have robbed a woman in a taxi at gunpoint.

Police spokesperson in the Free State, Stephen Thakeng, says the incident took place on Sunday at around 19:00 as the victim had taken a taxi from her home in Seemeeu Park to Kopano Clinic.

Thakeng says as the taxi arrived in Reitz Park to drop off another passenger, the gunmen pulled out two guns, pointed it at the victim and demanded money.

The victim reportedly gave the one suspect R60 as that’s all she had on her, following which he then demanded more money, forcing the woman to go to her house.

Meanwhile, police in Welkom are urging anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the two perpetrators to contact Detective Warrant Officer Riaan de Lange of the Welkom Detective Services at telephone number 057-391-6271 during office hours, or cellphone number 082-372-0423.