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Crime spike at Rhodesfield station

A PTA businessman was tied to the railway tracks and robbed on Friday.

Authorities are investigating a number of cases around the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station where the same modus operandi is being used to rob train commuters.Picture:EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating a spike in criminal activity around the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station.

In the latest incident a Pretoria businessman was tied to the railway tracks and robbed on Friday night.

Authorities are reportedly investigating a number of cases in the area where the same modus operandi is used to rob commuters.

Inyambo Imenda told Eyewitness News about his three hour ordeal outside the station where he was robbed of R20,000 and most of his belongings.

The men grabbed him at the station and took him to a deserted area where they made him lie on the railway tracks with his hands and feet tied and a t-shirt covering his face.

"All you can do is cooperate and hope for the best. There were many times when I thought they were going to shoot me on the spot.

"They took out my wallet and asked me to show them which cards have money."

Gautrain officials have been unavailable for comment.

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