Parow police are on the hunt for a security guard who robbed staff at Shoprite after concocting a plan to steal from the store where he works.
According to a source the security guard, Ntlahla Siphika, used his uniform to gain access to the store and got three friends to join him to pull off the heist.
The incident was caught on security cameras.
“On 3 May at about 6.10am, he and three friends entered Shoprite in Parow as he knew it was the day for Sassa payouts,” the source says.
“He works as a security guard at the Goodwood store but he knows that on payout days they get extra security at Parow and so he went there in uniform to get access.
“The staff opened for him and his three friends who were also dressed in security guard uniforms.”
The source says once inside, they held the staff at gunpoint and demanded access to the Sassa money.
“Another security guard who did not want to cooperate with them was stabbed in the face and was taken to hospital.
“During the robbery, they could not get access to the Sassa money because there were special locks on the money bags and so they settled for the float money from the tills which was R83 000 for the day.
“As they were trying to escape, they took two female staff hostage but let them go once they got inside their vehicle.”
Anyone who has seen him is asked to call Parow detectives on 082 522 1529.