Hold-up: men flee with empty cash box

2009-11-14 00:00

YESTERDAY a Protea Coin Security guard was robbed at gun point of an empty cash box he was carrying.

Kwenzakufani Mbhense (29) and his two colleagues parked outside the Standard Bank in Pine Street, Greytown, and Mbhense got out with the empty cash box.

Inspector Joey Jeevan said Mbhense was held up by two armed men, one of whom fired three shots in the air while the other grabbed the cash box and Mbhense’s 9 mm pistol.

Both fled in a waiting red Opel Corsa bakkie that had four occupants. Police were called and a short while later the bakkie was spotted along the Kranskop main road. The suspects evaded the police and drove into the Entembisweni area where they abandoned the bakkie and ran.

The empty cash box was recovered in a nearby bush covered in note-marking dye.

Police have discovered that the bakkie was stolen in a robbery in the Montclair area in Durban last month.

A police officer who declined to be named said this was a second attack on Mbhense in a year. He said in December 2008 he was held at gunpoint in Camperdown and robbed of his pistol and a full cash box.

Anyone with information that will assist the police in their investigation is requested to contact Superintendent Sipho Maphalala of SAPS Greytown on 033 413 9017 or 082 556 8259.

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