Radio station robbed while DJs on air

2012-08-13 09:37

Durban - A radio station in Durban’s city centre was robbed while staff were on air on Sunday evening.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker told The Witness that “four to five” people entered the premises of Radio Al Ansaar on West Street in Overport at about 21:00 and robbed staff of money and other valuables.

“The suspects fled and police gave chase,” said Naicker, adding that it was still unclear how many people had been robbed.

The station declined to comment when contacted by The Witness late on Sunday night, saying they would make “a collective statement” on Monday.

Following the robbery, two people tweeted, alerting others of a black Nissan X-Trail without any number plates, which was possibly the robbers’ getaway vehicle.

  • martin.ferguson.7311 - 2012-08-13 09:49

    Thats why i took my family and moved to the Western Cape .RUN BY THE DA!!!!

      facts.peter - 2012-08-13 10:00

      I have been living in Western Cape all my life and I can guarantee you worse things happen here as well.

      jandre.demas - 2012-08-13 17:26

      Ai politics again, i thought it's about crime (which is everywhere by the way)

  • michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-13 09:53

    You are not even safe at work these days!

  • mokheled - 2012-08-13 10:24

    I caught a thief stealing my mags and the ass*** hole came back the next day, n they were driving a white BMW dolphin with no registration, be aware especially in sea point crime is on the rise. what about that Martin.ferguson.

      martin.ferguson.7311 - 2012-08-13 10:28

      if you caught them why did they come back the next dat .D Head

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-13 10:48

      Sea Point has always been a bit of a dodgy place to live. Always full of muggings and brake-ins. You cannot say that the whole Western Cape is bad just because of one area..

  • julie.j.vanrensburg - 2012-08-13 10:49

    "A radio station in Durban’s city centre was robbed while staff were on air on Sunday evening." West Street, Overport? Please get your facts straight - Overport is way out of the city centre - some distance towards Pmb... Mind you, with all the changes in street names and rate- and taxpayers' money being misspent on that unwanted exercise, I suppose your correspondent could be confused?

      imtiaz.osman.5 - 2012-08-13 18:42

      Its WEST ROAD overport

  • Courtney Gibson - 2012-08-13 10:58

    @phosa.peter2 , you get normal crimes withch include robberies and break ins ect and then you get gang related crimes these are mainly found in places like Lavender Hill and Hanover park and if you read correctly you would relise that its about the gang shoot outs and killings thats happening amongst the drug dealer/drug lords and thats why DA is calling to goverment for help , see unlike other provences the DA is trying to sort it out wether they call for outside help or not , and i am fully with the DA because compared to Durban you can see a good positive change here(i lived in Durban for 15 yrs) go to Durbans city centre and its like sticking your head in your rubbish bin thats how dirty it is there , atleast here you can see some positive good changes taking place .

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-08-13 10:59

    Robbers,ferocious rapists,atrocious murders,phobes and corruptible leaders are dominating news headlines everyday.Oo yes! These are consequences when the nation lacks KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.

      TSR01 - 2012-08-13 11:44

      Or (severely) lacks knowledge in general. :)

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-08-13 11:46

      Oh buzz off with your drivel!

  • alwinco - 2012-08-13 14:39

    I would love to see this security risk assessment report if they have done a security risk assessment. A security risk assessment is a realistic, thorough and intelligent approach to security as a preventative measure against crime. It gives a comprehensive mechanism that ultimately gives clients the compass of what they are up against in terms of security risk

  • jo.vankatwijk - 2012-08-14 07:08

    Where was the station's security? Surely there would have been a nightwatchman?

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