27 May '11, 8am

An elderly granny persuades young men to carry heavy bags to her car, kidnaps them from the parking lot and robs them

JOHANNESBURG - POLICE in South Africa are searching for an elderly woman who allegedly persuades young men at a mall to help carry heavy bags from her car, then kidnaps them from the parking lot and robs them. The woman, who works with two male accomplices, targets shoppers standing in bank queues at a mall in Johannesburg's Soweto township and has struck at least twice recently, The New Age newspaper reported on Friday. 'I never suspected anything wicked about the old woman as she looked like a pensioner and had a walking stick,' 18-year-old victim Kabelo Dube told the newspaper. He said he was waiting in line to deposit money at the bank when a young man approached and asked him for help unloading the old woman's bags. He went with the pair to the car and began to help with the bags, but then felt a gun pressed against his head and was ordered to get in the car, he said....

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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