Skelms are streetwise



October 12, 2016
Skelms are streetwise

SCENE: KFC Promenade Mall was closed after being robbed yesterday morning. CREDIT: Brendan Magaar

Thugs pistol-whip staff before raiding KFC tills.

KFC employees were in for a moerse skrik when they were held up and attacked by armed robbers yesterday morning.

The KFC branch inside the Promenade Mall in AZ Berman Road, Mitchells Plain, was held up by two skelms at about 8.45am.

Two people were pistol-whipped and one employee “dragged across the floor” by the thugs who thought they could get their hands on the breakfast rush float.

However, mall security was quick to respond, forcing the robbers to flee the scene.

According to police, the diewe got away with a “small undisclosed” amount of money.

Police spokesperson, Captain FC Van Wyk confirmed the robbery and says the suspects are still at large.

“At 8.45, Mitchells Plain police responded to a complaint of a robbery at a fast food outlet at a mall in Mitchells Plain,” he says.

“Two suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of money. Police are investigating a case of business robbery. No shots were fired. The investigation is continuing.”

It is not clear exactly how the robbers fled the shopping mall.

Meanwhile, KFC Africa’s Corporate Communications Manager, Gail Sham, says staff will be receiving trauma counselling after two employees and a contractor on site were injured.

“Two armed men entered the restaurant, the store manager was hit on the head, and the contractor was hit in the face with the gun,” she explains.

“Both were seen to by doctors and received stitches for their injuries.

“Another employee was dragged across the floor. Luckily the robbers only got away with a small amount of money.

“All staff will receive counselling as the ordeal was very traumatising.”

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