Botched robbery: KFC held up with toy gun

2008-12-30 00:00

AN employee of a fast food outlet in Pietermaritzburg was assaulted with a hammer during a botched armed robbery on Monday afternoon.

Jerome Naidoo was struck on the forehead with the hammer at the Northway mall KFC. His two assailants were also armed with a knife and a firearm. However, police established after arresting a 23-year-old suspect that the firearm used in the robbery was actually a toy.

“The cash, a toy gun, a hammer and a knife were recovered,” said police spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan.

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