Robbers flee with registration fees
Pretoria - Two robbers, dressed like Protea
Coin guards, fled with R900 000 in cash from the Tshwane University of
Technology, according to a newspaper report on Thursday.
The two men, driving a vehicle that they made
look exactly like one of the security company's cash vans, drove into TUT's
main Pretoria campus without anyone being suspicious, The Star reported.
The money, according to the institution, was
student registration fees.
Protea Coin chief executive Petrus van
Niekerk was unable to explain how uniforms, badges, insignia and other
equipment landed in the robbers' hands.
"Our opposition have also been affected
by this type of thing. It is not only us," he said.
The con was only discovered when the real
guards came to collect money.
"They knew exactly what to do, what to
say and where to go. They were so good that they bypassed every security point
we had," said TUT spokeswoman Willa de Ruyter.
"They had all the right equipment, from
the hand held scanner used to scan each money bag's barcode, to all the
necessary identity documents and staff badges."
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel
Lungelo Dlamini said a case of theft was being investigated, the newspaper