Man from Klerksdorp kidnapped and brought to Krugersdorp

File photo.

A man was rescued by the Krugersdorp Police after he was kidnapped from his home in Klerksdorp.

Four men allegedly impersonated police officers and went to the man’s home. They lured him into their vehicle by claiming they were investigating a case and needed his help.

Also read: Suspects kidnap truck driver – keep him in car boot

After he got into their car, the men threatened him with a firearm and forced him to withdraw money from a nearby bank. They then took him to a bank in Randfontein and forced him to withdraw a second, larger amount of money. They then took him to a shopping centre in Krugersdorp to withdraw the last bit of money in his account.

A vigilant community member noticed something suspicious was happening and notified a security guard stationed nearby. The guard, accompanied by several other security guards, approached the men. The men threatened the guards, who decided to take them into custody. They managed to apprehend two of the perpetrators, but the remaining two, who were armed, escaped.

Also read: How to protect your children from being kidnapped

The guards freed the victim and contacted the local police. The two suspects, aged 36 and 47, were arrested and charged with kidnapping, armed robbery and police impersonation at the Krugersdorp Police Station. The police found money, police appointment cards, a toy gun and the vehicle used to commit the crime.

“We need to continue to work together with security agencies to secure a safe environment for all,” said Brigadier Baloyi, station commander for the Krugersdorp Police.

“The involvement of the West Rand Trio Task team and Krugersdorp’s detectives is applauded.”

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at or phone us on 011 955 1130.

For free daily local news on the West Rand, also visit our sister websites: 

Randfontein Herald

Roodepoort Record

Get It Joburg West Magazine

Remember to visit our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages to let your voice be heard!

Bianca Pindral

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our free NEWSLETTER
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Krugersdorp News
Randfontein Herald
Roodepoort Record

Your details:

Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)