Patients assaulted during Durban dental surgery heist

2016-05-18 14:52
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Durban - Several gunmen stormed a busy Morningside dental surgery, assaulting patients and fleeing with all the valuables they could grab on Wednesday morning.

Paramedics treated one man for a head injury after he was pistol-whipped by the gang.

According to a source with knowledge of the heist, who could not be named, employees of the dental surgery became suspicious when a man entered and exited the waiting room repeatedly.

"The guy went in and out several times and then four other men who were armed pushed their way inside and held everyone up," he said.

"They kicked a door down into an office and threatened staff who had to then open a safe for the men. They stole laptops, cash and cellphones before they fled the scene," the source added.

Life Response 24/7 spokesperson Leon Fourie said that paramedics treated a man with head injuries on the scene. He was later taken to hospital for further treatment.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Nqobile Gwala said police were investigating. 

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