Police reservist among group arrested for kidnapping 3 Cresta women

It’s alleged eight men retaliated after the women conned them & others out of large sums of money.

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JOHANNESBURG - A police reservist, along with seven other men, has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and torturing three women in Cresta, Johannesburg.

It’s alleged the men were retaliating after the women conned them and others out of large sums of money.

Police say the eight men will soon appear in court on charges of kidnapping and torture, among others.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele says, “The man, a police reservist, was arrested. We had arrested eight suspects for kidnapping, torture and being in possession of unlicensed firearms.”

Makhubele says the women will also be investigated.

“It’s alleged they kidnapped the women because they were part of a syndicate or scam.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)