Robbery at pension pay point

2011-11-15 00:00

WHILE out collecting money for funeral policies at a mobile pension point in Hibberdene, two employees of a funeral parlour fell victim to an armed robbery last Wednesday.

Velloo Govender was with his colleague, Sipho Hadebe, when three men approached them with firearms and demanded money and guns.

“Two of the men each pointed a gun at me and my colleague, while the other man searched the premises looking for valuables,” said Govender.

He said he and Hadebe carry a desk with a small safe attached underneath to the pension pay point every month. The safe is used to store money that customers pay toward their funeral policies.

He told one of the robbers that there was money in the safe and that he should take it.

“I didn’t know what to do or think so we just co-operated with whatever the men asked us to do,” he said.

“I concentrated on their movements and prayed that they would not pull the trigger,” said Govender.

The men fled with R12 000, a laptop and Govender’s vehicle, which police recovered the next day.

The stereo system was missing.

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