Verulam petrol station manager assaulted and robbed of undisclosed amount of money

A petrol station in Brindhaven in Verulam was robbed by four armed suspects on Sunday. Picture: Reaction Unit South Africa.

A petrol station in Brindhaven in Verulam was robbed by four armed suspects on Sunday. Picture: Reaction Unit South Africa.

Published May 17, 2022

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Durban – The manager of a petrol station in Brindhaven, Verulam, was assaulted during a robbery by four armed suspects on Sunday night.

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Nqobile Gwala said the complainant alleged that at 9pm on Sunday four armed suspects accosted him at gunpoint.

“They robbed him of an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene on foot,” she said.

Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) spokesperson Prem Balram said the manager sustained minor injuries after he was assaulted during the robbery.

He said Rusa received a call for assistance at 9.15pm after the suspects sped off from the business premises in a white VW Golf 7 with an NU registration.

“On arrival, reaction officers were informed that armed men had accosted the manager of the service station and forced him into the office. The victim was assaulted and robbed of his cellphones and cash from the business,” said Balram.

Balram said Rusa reaction officers conducted a search for the suspects but no arrests were made.

Police said a case of business robbery was opened at Verulam police station for investigation.