I decided to sell my car and placed an ad in Junkmail. A Zambian lady phoned me and wanted to meet to observe the vehicle. I took my kids with me and she was very pleased with the car. We were to meet the next day at Shell Ultra city to conclude the deal. I borrowed a friend's car to be safe and she arrived with her 'sister'. They made sure I was alone and then took me for the ride of my life. First we had to meet with a colleague with whom she had a deal around some precious gems and then we would set off to Sandton to meet the man. The man being the one to buy the gems from her. The gems she got from the other colleague we met at New Road. This money then to be utilized to pay me for my car. We met the man in a coffe shop where his supposed lab is. He then disappeared, valuating the gems and came back, stating that they're worth around R700k. So me, my so-called buyer and her 'sister'went back, met up with the two ladies she got the gems from. She now had to hand them back the gems, unless she gave them at least R10000.00 as collateral, because now all of a sudden they were afraid she might disappear with the stones. At this point in time I made a phonecall to the man explaining the situation to him, as if I am involved!! He stated that those are his terms and I relayed this to the four women. They now argued about where they'd get the money from. I just wanted to go home and stated as such. The Zambian lady who responded to my ad in the junkmail then said we should take a drive. She, her sister and me then got into my borrowed car and drove off. She said if they could just get their hands on some money everything would be allright and she'd have the gems for which the guy would pay her. She could then pay me. She then asked me if I would be willing to get her the money and she'd pay me back. Hell, she'd even share her profit on the gems with me. I said, I really don't care for the gems, as I only wanted to sell my car and now am driving around in Sandton, which I didn't know at all. I suggested we leave the car buying until she's got her things sorted out. She then urged me to drive to my bank. Got to Nedbank and she and her sister went in with me, practically escorting me into the bank. At this point in time I felt very uncomfortable and very disorientated. I withdrew all the cash I had, I know, my own stupidity. I should just have let on to the cashier that something is wrong, but I didn't. We drove back, meeting once again with the other two ladies. All four of them got in the car with me. The one in the back seat, behind me, held something against the seat. They all suddenly became very rushed, demanding my cell, all my jewelry, the car keys. The money. I now KNEW I was being robbed, in a very nice polite way, but there was nothing I could do about it. I said the car had tracker in and I refused to give up my cellphone and jewelery. Stating that me cell has also tracker on it and that my friend would find out if anything would go wrong. All disappeared suddenly from the car after the rush, except for the lady behind me. She yelled at me to get out of the parking lot. I said I couldn't, because there were people passing behind the car. She then instructed me to drop her off at some restaurant where she was supposed to meet her husband. My money with the other ladies, I now realized I was in trouble. Eventually I dropped her off and struggled to find my way back to a highway. I phoned the police, explaining to them what had just happened, but either they didn't understand or they wouldn't. I then drove back home, shaking and grateful that I still had my life.
|Crime Date/Time:||29 Apr 2010, 00:04 AM|
|Reported Date:||28 May 2012, 10:05 AM|