Heavily armed suspects make off with cash

2016-10-26 06:00
Blood stains where the robbery reportedly took place on Tuesday morning. Photo: Makhosandile Zulu

Blood stains where the robbery reportedly took place on Tuesday morning. Photo: Makhosandile Zulu

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Agroup of unknown heavily armed suspects robbed a security guard who was delivering boxes of money to a cash lending outlet on King Shaka Street on the second floor of the Stanger Centre on Tuesday morning.

According to witnesses, who asked to remain anonymous, the incident occurred at around 6.10am when the security guard was held at gunpoint by a group of suspects armed with assault rifles.

One of the witnesses said the security was held at the doorway to a flight of stairs leading to the second floor of the Stanger Centre.

He said a container of cash which the security guard was delivering was taken and that the guard was disarmed by the suspects after they assaulted him.
When the Weekly went to the scenes of the incident, splotches of blood could be seen in the doorway which, according to the witness, is from the injuries sustained by the security guard.

The witness said the suspects used a silver-grey BMW as a getaway vehicle.

Another witness said when the incident took place they were standing at the top of the flight of stairs with two armed security guards who were waiting to accept the delivery from the victim.

The witness said that when the delivery arrived, the two security guards descended the flight of stairs to collect the delivery from the victim.

“One of the security guards took a box filled with money from the person who was delivering and made their way up the stairs, by the time they reached the top of the stairs I noticed that the one who was making the delivery was surrounded by a group of men with big guns, I ran off and when I got downstairs I alerted the office about the robbery,” said the witness.

The suspects made off with an undisclosed sum of money.
KZN SAPS spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said the victim is a 48-year-old security guard employed by a cash loan company.

“[He] was parking his vehicle at King Shaka Street when he was confronted by three unknown armed suspects. At gunpoint the suspects demanded his firearm and a bag he was carrying which contained an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects assaulted the victim before fleeing the scene in their getaway vehicle. A case of armed robbery was opened at KwaDukuza police station for investigation and no arrests have been made,” she said.

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