SECUNDA- Criminals are drugging and robbing residents.
According to Capt Abel Mahlangu from the Secunda Police Station, unknown people are stopping residents in front of Shoprite at night telling them they work for a butchery and can offer them meat cheaply.
They apparently then take the residents to the parking lot and tell them they are waiting for the truck to deliver the meat.
They offer the residents a drugged cool drink.
The residents fall unconscious and are taken to a place outside town where they are robbed.
The residents apparently only regain consciousness after two to three hours.
According to Capt Mahlangu from the Secunda Police Station three such cases were reported in the last two months.
The local police asked residents to be careful. Capt Mahlangu said two cases were opened where people have withdrawn large amounts of money from a local bank and is then also offered drugged cool drinks and robbed.
This apparently happened between Game and Echo/Ridge offices.
The police suspect the same people are committing these crimes.