The scam begins when a man slips into a womens toilet and sneaks into a stall. He waits until there is only 1 woman in the restroom in a neighboring stall. He then quickly puts an "out of order" sign outside the toilet. The "out of order" sign guarantees no one will soon come to the womans rescue.
The criminal stands on the toilet and points a handgun into the next stall, demanding the womans valuables.
After getting her cash, jewellery and credit cards, he orders her to remove all her clothes. Then he bind her hands and mouth and rapes her.
The thief tosses her clothes into a shopping bag and run away through the mall.
It usually takes an hour or 2 before the woman worked up the nerve to leave the restroom in the nude, giving the criminal ample time get away, sometimes with the womans car. The woman is eventually left naked and humiliated in a mall full of strangers.
Main targeted areas:
The best defense is to never go into a shopping mall restroom alone. If you do find yourself in this situation,scream!! Remember, he is unlikely to shoot you, because it will make to much noise and people outside will notice.
- South Gate Mall: 9 incidents, 3 womens valuables stolen, 6 raped
- Sandton Mall : 5 incidents, 3 womens valuables stolen, 4 raped
- Cresta Mall : 4 incidents, 3 womens valuables stolen, 1 raped
- The Glen Mall : 4 incidents, 2 womens valuables stolen, 2 raped
- La Lucia : 3 incidents, 3 womens valuables stolen, 1 raped
- Gateway : 1 incident, womans valuables stolen
- Pavilion : 1 incident, woman raped
- Sanlam Centre : 1 incident, woman hijacked
This page has been updated on the 2018-09-28.