Durban restaurant manager held up at gunpoint


Through Daily News Reporter Apr 14, 2016

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Durban – Police are tracking down three men who robbed the manager of a restaurant in Durban North on Wednesday morning.

The men, posing as job seekers, accosted the manager as he opened the restaurant in Kensington Square shopping center.

“A man allegedly held the manager at the threat of a knife while another with a gun asked him for money and his cell phone. The suspects then fled on foot after assaulting the manager with the butt of a gun, Marshall Security said in a statement.

“It is alleged that the suspects took away a large sum of money as well as a cell phone and a laptop. Members of Marshall Security as well as the Durban North SAPS were found there within minutes, but the suspects could not be located and remained at large ”.

Police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane said detectives were investigating the incident.

He said no arrests had been made.

“A theft case will be opened at the Durban North police station for further investigation,” he said.

The restaurant manager declined to speak to the Daily News on Thursday.

Workers at the center said the incident happened very quickly.

“No one knew there was even a thief until we saw the police and security guards. It’s pretty scary, ”said a restaurant employee.

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