Liquor store security man beaten up

2013-08-27 00:00

A SECURITY guard was beaten unconscious by three suspected shoplifters at the Pick n Pay liquor store in the Hayfields Mall yesterday.

The 25-year-old guard was attacked by a man and two women after he stopped them from drinking and stealing alcohol at the store.

“They beat him up pretty badly, he suffered head injuries,” said a staff member who declined to give his name. “They hit him with bottles, and stomped on him. He is seriously injured,” said the insider.

Police spokeperson Joey Jeevan said it was not immediately clear what the three stole. “One of them had opened a can of liquor and started drinking it inside the store and when the security guard confronted them, they beat him up.”

She said a passer-by came to the guard’s aid and called an ambulance.

Jeevan said: “Two of the people were arrested at the centre and will appear in court soon charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and malicious damage to property.”

Hayfields centre management directed all queries about the incident to Pick n Pay, whose KZN general manager Anil Gopichund confirmed the incident but declined to comment further.

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