Toti women assaulted in robbery

2018-07-25 06:02

ARMED robbers held up and assaulted two women when they arrived for work at a business premises in Beach Road in Amanzimtoti at the weekend.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the women had opened up the premises, including a back sliding door, when two suspects accosted them. The incident occurred at around 6.30 am on Saturday.

“The suspects, both wearing blue overalls, one of them wearing a balaclava and the other a cap, ambushed the women at the back of the business premises.

“One of [t]he women managed to run back into the building and locked the door behind her. The suspects assaulted the other woman who was still outside, punching her in the face, and she fell over onto a pot plant,” Mathios said.

“The suspects threw a rock through the glass sliding door and managed to get into the building where they proceeded to assault the other woman,” Mathios said.

Mathios said the gang produced a firearm and forced one of the women to open the safe.

“The gang tied up the women and fled on foot with an undisclosed sum of cash and other valuable stock from the business.

“ER24 paramedics attended the scene and treated the women for their injuries. One of [t]he women sustained an injury to her mouth and the other sustained injuries to her knee and foot,” Mathios said.

Amanzimtoti SAPS attended the scene of the crime. —Supplied.


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