Saturday, July 17, 2010
Women jump off train to escape robbers
Jul 17, 2010 12:49 PM | By Sapa
Four women jumped off a moving train to escape two robbers in Sommerset West, Western Cape police said.
Photograph by: Robert Tshabalala
Constable Suzan Jantjies said the robbers threatened them with a beer bottle on the train they boarded at Firgrove railway station at 7.30pm on Thursday.
The robbers ordered them to hand over their belongings, she said.
However, the women jumped off the train when it started moving.
The robbers also jumped off the train and fled on foot.
Jantjies said all four of the women, who were aged between 20 and 28 were injured and were taken to the Helderberg hospital.
The robbers had since been arrested.
Comments by Sonny
Good thing most of the visitors have left SA!
They would have been traumatised if they had to witness ATM bombings and women jumping off trains to avoid robbery and possibly rape!