Pretoria teacher risks life to protect crèche kids from armed gang

By Drum Digital
02 September 2015

The armed gang made off with a lot of money.

A teacher put her life at risk to protect her young learners as three armed men robbed a crèche in Ga-Rankuwa this week, Pretoria News reported on Wednesday.

The armed gang made off with R40 000 in cash on Monday, originally earmarked for a school outing, the newspaper reported.

The large sum of money had been collected at R260 per child for an excursion to Aventura Warmbaths in Bela Bela, Limpopo, scheduled for Thursday.

A teacher, who did not want to be named by News24, said she wasn’t prepared to let the children see gun-wielding men robbing the crèche in Ga-Rankuwa.

She stood in front of the men and pleaded with them not to harm the children, the Pretoria newspaper reported.

The robbers then calmly locked up staff in one room, and the children in another, before leaving the premises with the cash.

They also made off with cellphones and laptops.

The teacher said the men knew what they were looking for, having asked directly for the supervisor, who handles the finances at the crèche.

Gauteng police said a case of robbery was being investigated, but no arrests had been made.

News24 contacted the teacher on Thursday, but she was unwilling to provide follow-up interviews while the case was ongoing.

Source: Media24

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