Brazen heist at Durban betting bar

2015-06-04 15:08
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Durban - A gang of seven men stormed a Pinetown betting bar on Thursday morning, holding staff at gunpoint before making off with as much as R100 000.

A customer who walked in on the attack was stabbed by one of the robbers.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said that shortly after the Tab (at the corners of Kings and Anderson Roads) opened, the store manager was confronted by seven men, several of whom were armed.

“The men ordered him to open a safe at gunpoint. They took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene,” he said.  

“No shots were fired and a case of business robbery was opened at Pinetown SAPS for investigation. No arrests have been made,” Naicker added.

A police source close to the investigation, who could not be named because he is not authorised to speak to the media, said that the men had obscured their faces with beanies.

“They stormed inside the shop and once they had everyone under control they tied the staff up with cable ties. When a customer came into the shop he was stabbed by one of the robbers, who then threatened his life,” he said.

“The shop manager still needs to tally what was taken but it may be as much as R100 000 and we are now looking for the suspects,” he said.

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