Guard ‘walked right by’ as shop was ransacked

2016-12-07 10:32

Pietermaritzburg resident Natasha van der Westhuizen, who was doing some early morning shopping yesterday, came face to face with one of the robbers and, without realising what was going on, shouted at him for bumping into her.

Van Der Westhuizen said she was looking at jewellery through the window at SD Pather when she turned around to head to Mayuri’s.

Oblivious, Van Der Westhuizen said a man hauling a large bag across the floor bumped into her and she shouted at him to watch where he was going.

“I thought the store was moving premises. I wondered why they were doing it in such

a hurry. The last thing you think is that there is a robbery in front of you. When I saw the guns I realised,” she said.

“They had two sacks and trolley filled. They really cleaned out the store. By the looks on their faces they had a purpose and nothing was going to stop them”.

Van der Westhuizen said she froze after she realised what was going on.

“One of the staff members came out as white as a ghost and began sobbing. She said they were pressing the panic buttons but nobody came. She told me while the robbery was happening a guard walked right past the shop and the doors were open.”

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