A part-time student was lured into a vehicle he thought was an Uber cab, in a robbery ploy at the weekend.
The student, 27, who asked not to be named, said he was held hostage and driven around for three hours on Saturday night.
He was forced to supply his bank card and pin number.
“I had been drinking with mates and watching the cricket,” the part-time student said.
“I arranged an Uber cab to get home and walked outside to wait.
“A white Polo was parked at the top and when the driver saw me, he came up next to me and asked if I was waiting for an Uber cab.
“I said yes, and he claimed to be my driver. We then drove off.”
“The next thing there were two guys outside and one put a gun into my side,” he said.
“I did everything they wanted. After driving around for a while, they eventually dropped me off in Park Drive and I ran down the street screaming for help, but no one came. “I walked to the Mount Road Police Station.”
The man said R2 000 had been withdrawn from his bank account.