Three unknown men robbed the victim at knifepoint of his cellphone and cash.
The victim alleged she was in her vehicle sorting out her money, when an unknown man came to the vehicle and asked for assistance.
The victim summoned the police, who arrested the perpetrators later that evening.
“It was about 11pm and I was making myself a cup of coffee, when I heard a noise outside. I went outside and saw a man tampering with the lock of my gate.”
The suspect stabbed the victim in the neck with a knife.
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Unknowingly, the owners of the factory opened the gates and once the men were inside the building, they pulled out their firearms and demanded cash.
“In January we asked him to renovate the pool. He only came to remove the old paint and applied a new coat of paint in February, but disappeared shortly thereafter. We paid him all his money in January already and he used every excuse in the book not to complete the job.”
He appeared in the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court on March 14.
Two suspects are still at large after shooting a person and robbing a factory.
A resident wishing to remain anonymous, said he had asked police to remove a woman who was living her car for a few days outside his yard.