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Man robs fast food outlet

2012-04-09 08:20

Cape Town - A 26-year-old was arrested after an armed robbery at a fast food outlet in Kuilsriver in the Western Cape, police said on Sunday.

Three robbers got into the shop on Saturday night and locked the staff in the toilet, said spokesperson Captain Frederick Van Wyk.

Two of the men got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and cellphones, while another man remained and started assaulting the owner with a revolver, said Van Wyk.

"The suspect ran away when a security guard went to investigate." The guard chased and captured him. A revolver, with its serial numbers filed off, was confiscated from him, said Van Vyk.

The man was handed over to police and would appear in the Kuilsriver Magistrate's court on Tuesday, on charges of armed robbery, possession of illegal firearm and assault with the intend to do grievous bodily harm.

Van Wyk said police were still searching for the two men who ran off with the money and cellphones Sapa

Comments
  • Ben - 2012-04-09 08:28

    Had they been hungry, they would have taken food. Seems like money is the root of all evil.

  • Melanie - 2012-04-09 08:33

    an excellent equation to describe south africa is: rape hiv/aids robbery killing = death.

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-04-09 08:50

    Give that security guard a Bells man.

      Steven Trollip - 2012-04-09 09:20

      En u groot pak vis en chips

  • Stanley - 2012-04-09 09:12

    Normally security guards are not armed...for this specific guard to decide to chase an armed robber,is truly bravery at it's highest.I APPLAUD HIM WITH A STANDING OVASION!!!

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-04-09 10:01

    Malevolent criminal scum; When greed takes their mind...

  • Reuben - 2012-04-09 10:20

    i think coverment must tighten hand to crime cs ppl get away easy with it

      Ian - 2012-04-09 11:19

      you need a competent government to do that, at the mo its something we dont have

  • Grace - 2012-04-09 10:32

    If you rob someone at gunpoint, or any other lethal weapon, you should be charged with attempted murder NOT attempt to do grievous bodily harm!

  • Frans - 2012-04-09 10:50

    Duncan and Godfrey, did you notice something? No racist comments here. Wonder why?

  • Ian - 2012-04-09 11:17

    and what does cANCer say about the escalting crime rate, aaaaaaaaah SILENCE, but then they pay of the saps to doctor the statistics, corrupt trash

  • Jamie - 2012-04-12 22:13

    Was hectic,I went to the place to buy some food only to see police vans and the shop guy with bandages all over his head explaining to every1 what happened

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