Gopolang Chawane
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4 Jan 2016
2:43 pm

Staff tied up during petrol station robbery

Gopolang Chawane

The suspects allegedly stole R6000 in cash from the petrol station.

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Three armed men robbed a petrol station in Elardus Park in Pretoria at the weekend.

Lyttelton police spokesperson Warrant Officer Hero Gumbu said the three suspects entered the petrol station on Sunday at about 5pm and held up the staff at gunpoint, Rekord East reported.

He said two of the men were armed, and tied up staff with cable ties.

“The men somehow found the keys to the safe and gained access to it, stealing R6 000 in cash,” he added.

Gumbu said the men, travelling in a blue Opel Corsa with no number plates, took an undisclosed amount of cash from the shop and fled the scene.

Police investigations are ongoing. No arrests have been made.

In a separate incident, Kempton Park police released CCTV footage showing an armed robbery at an Isando filling station on the East Rand.

The footage from the garage shows how six armed robbers enter the Engen shop pretending to be customers before holding up the cashiers on November 4 last year. The suspects also robbed a customer of his cellphone and money.

The owner of the petrol station, Clive Husband, said it was the third business robbery they had experienced in four months.

– Caxton News Service