Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:36 by Denis Chabrol
Police are investigating an alleged robbery under arms committed on the driver of a delivery truck, which occurred about 7 O’clock Wednesday night at Beterverwagting Public Road, ECD, of a sum of money by three males, one armed with a handgun.
Police said enquiries disclosed that the driver/salesman Trevor Thom, of West Ruimveldt, and two porters, all employees of Banks DIH Limited, were in the company’s vehicle proceeding west, when they were allegedly intercepted by a dark-coloured motor car, which suddenly stopped in front of their vehicle, causing theirs to do likewise; in the process, the men exited the motor car, approached their vehicle and relieved them of the cash which was in the vehicle, after which the men placed a piece of cloth over their faces, causing them to loose consciousness.
About 8:30 Wednesday night. they found themselves in the back of the truck, bound with duct tape and were subsequently freed by a passer-by who heard them banging the walls of the truck.
Their location then was Enmore Railway Embankment.