Woman tied up during robbery

The Pizza Bar. Photo: Google Maps.

PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS FLASH - Plettenberg Bay police are appealing to the public for assistance after a recent early morning businesses robbery during which a women was tied up.
 
Police spokesman Captain Malcolm Pojie said a preliminary investigation revealed that at about 3.30 on February 10, 2016 two men stormed the Pizza Bar in Crescent Street.
 
“A woman was busy counting the day’s takings when two unknown suspects – one wearing a hooded top and the other a scarf over his face to hide their identities – entered the establishment,” Pojie said.
 
He added one of the men allegedly ran to the open safe in the restaurant and took out the money inside, while the other pinned the woman down on the floor and tied her legs with electrical wire.
 
“We believe that the suspects wore gloves and at least one had a firearm.”
 
Pojie said after taking the money the suspects left the building in a hurry.
 
“The complainant managed to alert the manager who was busy in another part of the building by pushing the establishment’s panic button. The suspects were already gone by then. No shots were fired and no one was injured during this ordeal.”
 
He added that the investigation was ongoing and appealed to anyone with information regarding the incident to call the investigating officer Constable Tertius Wolmerans on 044-501-1943, 076-946-6825 or Crime Stop at 08600-10111.
 
“All information will be dealt with in a confidential manner.”
 
 
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