Movie house denies couple was robbed while watching movie
While a Johannesburg couple claims that it was robbed by a five-man gang while watching a movie at the SterKinekor cinema at The Zone in Rosebank‚ the movie company has released a statement contradicting some of the couple’s claims.
“Our investigation so far has found that it was not a group of people‚ but rather one individual who stole the customer’s belongings‚” Ster-Kinekor said yesterday.
News of the attack went viral on social media after the couple shared a post on their ordeal. “Was robbed during a movie at The Zone Rosebank. No security or management present to help‚” the woman wrote on her Facebook page. “... Be careful‚ and protect each other out there. It’s a scary world we live in.”
A social media post attributed to her fiancé, which was shared on Twitter, asserts they were seated when the gang pounced.
Ster-Kinekor took to their social media pages where they said the safety of their staff and customers remained a priority.
“We are working with our cinema staff to access CCTV footage and we are co-operating with the police. The matter is being investigated following established guidelines as set down by the company‚ with the assistance of the mall’s security and local authorities‚” the company said.
Customers blasted the movie house for the statement‚ saying there was nothing the couple could have done to prevent the incident.
Sergeant Bonginkosi Mdletshe said the couple was robbed of their cellphones and a wallet. – TimesLIVE