Steve races after armed robbers

2010-03-30 09:45

kalahari.com

  • Mense Van My Asem
    n Mense Van My Asem vertel Steve Hofmeyr uiteindelik sy lewensverhaal,in kenmerkende trant:... Now R180.00
    buy now
Johannesburg - Singer Steve Hofmeyr was in his car in the drive through of a KFC when he saw an armed gang rob the take-away restaurant in Kyalami with an AK47 rifle.

“The one guy stood 2m away from me and looked me in the eye. I just told my children to lie down on the back seat,” he told Beeld on Monday.

He, his girlfriend Suné Meyer and his two sons by actress Natasha Sutherland, Sebastian, 8, and Benjamin, 6, had just paid for their order at the KFC drive through at the Kyalami Business Park when Hofmeyr saw six robbers rush into the restaurant.

One of the men had an AK47.

Pale with shock

They apparently ordered the KFC employees and customers to lie down on the floor and held guns against their heads.

Midrand police station commissioner superintendent Steven Moodley said apart from the AK47, the other five robbers were armed with pistols.

 “I immediately felt sorry for the girls because they were pale with shock,” told Hofmeyr.

When Hofmeyr looked through the window he looked into the eyes of one of the robbers.

Then, during the dead silence that followed and without saying a word or firing a shot, the robbers emptied out the cash registers and the safe.

Chased after robbers

When they jumped into a white Bantam bakkie outside the KFC and sped off, Hofmeyr immediately followed them.

The bakkie had no number plates.

 “At a safe distance, I drove behind them for about 3km, hoping to see police along the way. But at some point I realised there was nothing I could do.

After he called the police’s emergency number, he went back home.

 “My children still slept rather badly last night.”

Moodley said a case of commercial robbery was being investigated.

Read more on:    kfc  |  steve hofmeyr  |  johannesburg
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Court to hear SANDF HIV case

2014-07-29 06:32

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Tuesday Cape Town - 08:35 AM
    Road name: De Waal Drive Inbound
    DELAYS approaching Roeland Street
  • Tuesday Rondebosch - 08:12 AM
    Road name: M5 Northbound
    DELAYS between Kromboom Road and the N2 Highway Interchange
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

DStv Walka Handheld TV

The Walka Handheld TV is a slim, lightweight device with...

From R199.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may come up to alert you of your security needs. It may be that you need to create a better structure for your finances...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.