Criminals target domestic workers

PHOTO: Courtesy of Newcastle Advertiser

DOMESTIC workers in La Lucia and Somerset Park are being targeted by criminals. In the last two weeks, there has been three incidents of robbery. According to Carol van Tonder, a police reservist and Durban North Umhlanga Crisis Team (DNUCT) member, a domestic worker was attacked by two men on Round The Green at about 3.30pm on Tuesday.

“The two men attacked her and tried to grab her bag, a man in a car saw what was happening and stopped to help. The criminals ran away. She later told me it’s not the first time. In a separate incident, a domestic worker was robbed of her valuables near Armstrong Avenue last week by a man who grabbed her bag and jumped into a getaway car,” she said.

Van Tonder urged domestic workers to, where possible, try and walk in groups to avoid falling victim to muggings.

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