Gangs make off with loot in 2 KZN heists

2015-09-01 15:15
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Durban - Two audacious robberies - within minutes of each other on Tuesday - saw gangs of armed men escape with hundreds of thousands of rands. 

As police try to piece together the circumstances of each attack, no arrests have been made yet.

In the first attack, an unknown number of men stormed a Checkers outlet in King Shaka Street in Stanger in an apparent pension pay-out heist.

The well-armed men cornered employees at the pension pay-out point.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said an “undisclosed amount of cash” was taken in the heist which played out in minutes.

“An unknown number of armed men accosted employees at a major supermarket [chain] and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of cash at gunpoint during the pension pay-out.

“They fled with cash, no injuries were reported and no shots were fired. No arrest has been made at this stage,” Naicker said.

Another incident occurred just 15 minutes later at a shop on Durban's Umgeni Road.

A police source, who could not be named because he is not authorised to speak to the press, said R350 000 in cash was taken.

"We are expecting to see a lot of similar incidents today because it is month-end," he said.

“Four unknown armed men stormed into a wholesaler and robbed the employees of cash at gunpoint and fled. No injuries were sustained, no shots were fired and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

“No arrests have been made,” he said.

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