Golden Arrow bus depot in Atlantis robbed, gunmen flee with undisclosed amount of cash

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Armed men robbed a Golden Arrow Bus Service depot.
Armed men robbed a Golden Arrow Bus Service depot.
Duncan Alfreds, News24
  • The Golden Arrow Bus Service depot in Atlantis has been robbed.
  • The suspects entered the premises at 03:30 on Friday and locked employees on site in an office.
  • They fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

Armed robbers held up staff at a Golden Arrow Bus Service (GABS) depot in Atlantis on Friday.

GABS spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer, said seven suspects entered the premises and locked employees who were on site at the time in an office.

"The employees were discovered by a security guard returning from his rounds. Three employees sustained minor injuries, and everyone present was suffering from shock," said Dyke-Beyer.

She said their operation in Atlantis had been affected in the morning while GABS waited on clearance from SAPS; however, the bus service had now returned to normal.

READ | Already 93 armed robberies on Golden Arrow buses since January

Police spokesperson Captain Frederick Van Wyk said Atlantis police were investigating a business robbery case after the pre-dawn incident at 03:30 on Friday.

"According to reports, the security officers arrived at their place of employment and was opening the security gate of the business when three unknown males, one armed with a firearm, forced their way into the business," said Van Wyk.

He added that the robbers demanded the money and took an undisclosed amount of cash.

"They locked the security officers in a locker before fleeing the scene on foot. No one was injured during this incident, and the investigation continues," Van Wyk added.

GABS said their in-house social worker would be available to counsel affected employees.

Dyke-Beyer said:

We condemn this brazen act of criminality and will assist SAPS in any way possible to ensure that these criminals are apprehended.


Anyone with any information about the incident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.


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