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Armed robbery at Gauteng hospital

2011-03-28 15:42

Johannesburg - An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen in an armed robbery at Netcare Linksfield Hospital on Monday morning, police said.

"This morning three males entered the hospital on the pretence that they were there to consult a doctor," said Captain Phillip Maganedisa.

He said it appeared that the men were waiting for a female employee who usually collected cash from the pharmacy to bank it.

When the woman appeared at the pharmacy at 09:00, one of the men withdrew a pistol and demanded the money. The men then ran towards the exit, pointing their guns at the unarmed security guard.

The security guard told police that the three jumped into a white bakkie and drove away. The guard was unable to get the registration number.

Netcare could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Comments
  • ncele999 - 2011-03-28 15:48

    inside JOB

      gizzy - 2011-03-28 15:56

      My exact thoughts!

  • mwmayhil@24.com - 2011-03-28 15:50

    I assume these were 3 white males?

      Monde - 2011-03-28 15:55

      If you took an IQ test, the results would be negative.

      VM1 - 2011-03-28 16:15

      @mwmayhil@24.com Andre Stander was white policeman by day and a dangerous armed robber by night - we know what you mean - your obsession with race of the criminal is pathetic !!!

      John-andrew - 2011-03-28 16:49

      mwmayhil@24.com if you read the book, the bell curve. you will understand why you are stupid.

  • HJS - 2011-03-28 15:53

    "one of the men withdrew a pistol " Interersting move, never been able to that before. Occasionally only succeeed to withdraw money from a bank account.

      Gore - 2011-03-28 16:11

      You may say @ HJS, Pathetic, does news24 have someone who proof-read these articles before posting?

      Observer - 2011-03-28 16:32

      Had just taken a sip of water before I read this. Suffice to say, I just about covered the screen. Nice one!

      chileaan - 2011-03-28 16:34

      That's a good one .....

  • Arno - 2011-03-28 15:53

    I was there at 9:00 this morning and the police were already there. Can 24.com please confirm the facts before publishing

      AloninSA - 2011-03-28 16:03

      seriously ? Maybe the robbery was finished at 8:45, would that 15 minutes really make a difference to you ?

      PikeLee - 2011-03-28 16:13

      that would mean the police took 15 minutes to get there. hahahaha, dream on! Anyway, reporting should always be fair, and ACCURATE!

  • John - 2011-03-28 15:54

    ANC coffers are begining to thin out, so they send their rouge youth "military wing" too collect further taxes from us law abiding tax paying citizens. Vote DA and get the ANC SCUM out!

      gizzy - 2011-03-28 16:21

      Eish! Nothing to do with ANC or DA!

      John - 2011-03-28 17:13

      @gizzy: sure it does have EVERYTHING to do witch whatever political party is running the show. They create the laws, they own the laws, they are suppose to enforce the laws, they own the courts, but making prison time more horrifying to anyone who ventures within the it's walls would be a start. Secondly, death penalty works pretty well in most countries. Turning a blind eye or having a mindset of "Crime problem, what problem", that gets us nowhere.

  • dozer - 2011-03-28 15:56

    SA has always been known for the country of "Milk & Honey". Next the ANC ban alarm systems.......guns is already been taken.

      Paul Mandla Nkosi - 2011-03-28 18:12

      Milk and honey, for who? You joking

  • Slapper - 2011-03-28 16:01

    I was robbed at a Netcare Hospital, but it was by Netcare and its accountants, which was more frightening than a Tsotsi.

  • Baboon sheperd - 2011-03-28 16:03

    All because of ANC, Zuma, Malema, AA, BEE. hOLY SHIT!!

      PikeLee - 2011-03-28 16:13

      You said it!

      gizzy - 2011-03-28 16:22

      Not holy shit. Baboon shit!

  • Made_In_SA - 2011-03-28 16:04

    I agree...INSIDE JOB! water board both the female employee and the security guard, you will soon find the guilty party!

  • mwmayhil@24.com - 2011-03-28 16:08

    Maybe I'm being stupid here but if we new what colour/race these people were wouldn't it be easier to catch them??

  • preshengovender69 - 2011-03-28 16:14

    our own grey's anatomy

  • briansmith702 - 2011-03-28 16:32

    Now tell me I wonder what race group these robbers are from? I am sure you will not any favourable bookies odds. Sure to be odds on favorites. Bloody bunch of thieving criminals this country breeds like flies!!!

      Tarranga - 2011-03-28 17:18

      Same colour as Julius M and Jacob Z or maybe a few shades lighter

  • JK - 2011-03-28 17:06

    Hope somebody at Netcare had their brains about them and called CAP (that operates in the Linksfield area) - if they did they have a much better chance of these criminals being caught than relying on the police alone.

  • Tarranga - 2011-03-28 17:13

    @mwmayhil I was at the Linksfield Clinic when it happened - the armed robbers were the same colour as Julius Malema. What difference does their ethnicity make -perpetrating an armed robbery makes them ruthless busterds

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