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Rosebank armed robbery goes unnoticed

06 March 2014, 10:26

Yesterday, a colleague of mine was locked up in a room with other people during a robbery at the Telkom shop in Rosebank.

What concerns me is that this event does not even make the news. There is no lock-down of the mall, helicopters flying around and national broadcasts. Worse, this is the robbers’ second attempt in a week, whilst posters of them are apparently on the walls. ‘Strangely’ the security guards were missing in action until after the robbery.

In SA it’s merely part of the morning’s errands to be caught in an armed robbery. Have we, business and govt. become so comfortable with crime that it's not even note(news)-worthy anymore?

Considering yesterday's event and the lack of attention it gets, it must encourage criminals that armed robbery is a viable career alternative.

And we keep quiet

Good luck

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