Missing money and missing pair

2013-10-25 00:00

A LARGE amount of money was stolen from the Subaru Pietermaritzburg safe at the weekend, with a twist to follow when an employee failed to return to work this week.

The police are now looking for the woman, Troy Roberts (40), and her boyfriend, Algernon Coleman (50), saying they may have information on the missing money.

This was the second disaster to hit Subaru, in Edmond Place, Camps Drift, this year, following a huge fire that swept through their premises in May. The missing money was noticed on Monday morning when a staff member inspected the company’s safe. The police were called.

A manager at Subaru, Howard Christie, said Roberts has been an employee for five years.

Roberts and Coleman have not returned to their Pietermaritzburg home, and their belongings have disappeared since the weekend. A relative said Roberts had sent a text message, saying she loved her family, prior to the weekend. The pair have not been answering phone calls or messages since Monday.

Roberts’s disappearance has caused concern among her friends and relatives, who are anxious to know her whereabouts.

“I am afraid for her safety. I just want to know where she is. This is not like her at all,” said a relative, who asked not to be named.

Police Captain Thulani Zwane said: “The circumstances of the theft are still being investigated. No arrests have been made. Troy Roberts and Algernon Coleman, who are believed to be together, can assist police with information regarding the … incident.”

Anyone with information on the couple’s whereabouts should contact the investigating officer, Detective Lieutenant Melanie Otto of SAPS Alexandra Road Detective Services, at 033 845 7724 or 079 709 3528, or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

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