Yesterday a gang of seven armed suspects accosted and robbed several students while a fast food outlet and a delivery man on a motorbike were also victims of armed robberies in Glenwood and the CBD last night [11 February 2019].
Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios stated an armed robbery took place in Stalwart Simelane Street in the CBD at around 8.45pm. Armed suspects held up students and a security guard.
“A gang of seven suspects, at least one of them armed with a firearm, accosted a group of students who were standing outside the building. One of the suspects pointed a firearm at the students and two of the students ran into the building with the suspects in pursuit,” Mathios said.
“The suspects then held up a security guard on site and robbed him of his wallet which contained R150 in cash, his driver’s license and bank card. They also robbed two female students who were standing outside the building of their cellphones and other valuables,” Mathios said.
Earlier in the evening at around 7.45pm armed robbers held up a delivery man in Glenwood Drive where he was about to deliver a meal. “The driver pulled up at the property on his motorcycle to deliver food to a resident, who just unlocked the gate to accept the delivery, when a gang of four suspects arrived in a silver Toyota,” Mathios said.
“Two armed suspects jumped out of the vehicle and pointed firearms at them. The resident managed to go back into his property and lock the gate. The suspects robbed the deliveryman of R1000 in cash, a cellphone, a power bank and two parcels of food,” Mathios said. Mayville police attended the scene of the crime.
In a separate incident a gang of armed robbers held up staff at a fast-food outlet in Che Guevara Road at around 9.20pm. “Four suspects, at least two of them armed with firearms, walked into the fast food outlet pretending to be customers who wanted to place an order. Two of the suspects suddenly pulled out their firearms and robbed the staff of R7000 and three cellphones. They fled the scene in a silver Toyota Corolla Quest,” Mathios said.
Umbilo Police attended the scene of the crime.
Mathios said it was unclear at this stage whether the same gang was involved in both crimes.
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