Two in­jured in city rob­bery

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Or­rin Singh

A BRAZEN as­sault on two un­sus­pect­ing lo­cals took place in Em­pan­geni last Fri­day af­ter­noon.

The vic­tims, who did not want to be named, were at­tacked and robbed of an undis­closed amount of money at a shop in Ad­di­son Street.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, they with­drew a sum of cash from an ATM be­fore en­ter­ing the store when three armed sus­pects ap­proached and as­saulted them.

The as­sailants, us­ing their guns, hit the vic­tims on their heads be­fore grab­bing their money and flee­ing the scene in a Mercedes-Benz.

King Cetshwayo Clus­ter po­lice spokesper­son, Capt Mbon­geni Md­lalose, urged the pub­lic to be vig­i­lant when with­draw­ing money at ATMs.

‘Al­ways look around for peo­ple who may be watch­ing you and pay at­ten­tion to any kind of sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity.

‘We are ap­proach­ing the Easter week­end and peo­ple will tend to carry a lot of cash with them.’

Md­lalose said a case of com­mon as­sault and rob­bery has been opened and will be in­ves­ti­gated by Em­pan­geni SAPS.

Or­rin Singh

The shirt of one of the vic­tims was cov­ered in blood af­ter be­ing hit on the head

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