Guard tied up, business robbed

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Capt Johannes Ramphora says one of the suspects pointed a firearm at the guard and took his cellphone.

“The three suspects took the guard to a container on site where they tied his hands and feet with rope. They left him inside the container with his face on the floor,” says Ramphora.

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The guard managed to lift his head and saw “a lot of legs” through the side of the container, claiming that there were between 15 and 20 suspects on the site.

“The suspect with the firearm kept watch over the guard while the rest were busy on site, asking him if there was a panic button – to which the guard replied ‘no’.”

He kept watch over the guard until 4.30am and then left the container.

The guard was tied up until 6am when the morning shift came on duty and released him.

Fourteen truck tyres were stolen from the trucks, two TLBs were emptied of diesel and a bar fridge and microwave were stolen from the premises.

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The value of the goods stolen is estimated at R200 000.

No shots were fired and a case of business robbery is being investigated.

Izahn Krige

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