‘We are here to rob you’....
March 31 2011
Johannesburg - Two men dressed in police uniforms robbed workers at a Cash Paymaster Services building in the Ibika township in Butterworth on Wednesday, Eastern Cape police said.
Captain Jackson Manatha said the two men, one dressed in full uniform and the other dressed in a police-issue bulletproof vest, were let on to the premises by the manager because he thought they were officers.
“Apparently when they came into the building they ordered staff onto the floor and told them they were there to rob them.”
Manatha said the safe where the money was kept locked automatically and the two men could not gain access.
“Realising they could not get to the money they told people to hand over their cellphones.”
The robbers collected 20 cellphones, four firearms from security guards and a large amount of ammunition.
The two men fled in two vans and were accompanied by two other cars.
Manatha said no arrests were made and police appealed to community members with any information to come forward or contact the Msombomvu police station on 047-492-0180 or Crime Line 08600-10111.