SCENE: Grassy Park Post Office manager allegedly held at gunpoint at 6am
The Grassy Park Post Office was closed on Thursday after the manager was held at gunpoint and apparently robbed of R100 000.

According to a source, the manager told cops that shortly after opening the office in East Road at about 6am yesterday, two men entered and held him at gunpoint.

“The manager said he was opening when two coloured males came and held him up.

“He said they took him to the safe and hit him over the head with the firearm and he fell to the ground.

“They then took R100 000 that was in the safe and ran away,” the source explains.

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut, confirmed the incident and says: “Two suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and are yet to be arrested”.

South African Post Office spokesperson, Johan Kruger, says there were no injuries, but they will ensure that affected employees receive trauma counselling.

“The Post Office is not in a position to state the amount of cash that was taken,” he says.

“We would like to point out, however, that branches keep the minimum amount of cash overnight to reduce their attractiveness as targets for criminals.

“The Post Office has started to upgrade its physical security measures at all its branches, starting with the higher risk outlets first.

“This programme will be completed within the next few months, and the programme runs nationally over all 1500 branches.”

The branch will reopen on Friday.

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