‘Extremely aggressive’ armed men rob staff at Wimpy in Pietermaritzburg

2015-06-17 10:28
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Pietermaritzburg - The Church Street Wimpy in Pietermaritzburg was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money when two armed men entered the restaurant on Monday night.

Two men holding guns stormed the Wimpy and allegedly demanded that everyone lie down on the floor while an undisclosed amount of money was taken from the cash register.

A witness to the incident, who would not be named, said the men entered the shop holding what appeared to be hand guns and began screaming at the people inside the store to get down on the floor.

“They were very aggressive and demanding and were not going to take any nonsense. If someone did not do as they were told, the men would have definitely started shooting.

“They held the staff up at gunpoint and had a gun pointed at the manager and demanded that he open the cash register for them. Everyone was panicking.”

The witness said that the robbery was over in under 10 minutes and when the two men fled the restaurant, all the staff were visibly “distraught”.

“They were extremely aggressive and demanding. They knew what they wanted and how to get it and wouldn’t have let anyone stop them from getting it,” said the witness.

The incident occurred at around 6 pm on Monday when customers had left the store and the restaurant was preparing to close for the night.

Pietermaritzburg SAPS spokesperson Mthokozisi Ngobese confirmed that two men had held up the Wimpy at gunpoint and made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

He said no one was injured during the incident.

“No arrests have been made but investigations through the Loop Street SAPS are ongoing,” he said.

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