Kimberley - A Kimberley tuck shop owner was robbed of more than R120 000 in cash during an armed robbery, allegedly involving an immigration officer, on the weekend.
Khairijl Islam, the owner of Game Tuck Shop in Roodepan, said on Sunday that he had suffered “massive losses” during an armed robbery that took place on Friday at around 1pm.
Islam, who is a foreign national, told the DFA that he was inside the tuck shop when a woman wearing an immigration officer’s uniform climbed out of a white vehicle and demanded that he open the door to the tuck shop, as she wanted to inspect his asylum seeker permit.
“I opened the door and let her come in, even offering her a chair. While she was sitting, three men came in the (open) door and pointed firearms at myself and my shop assistant. One man pointed a firearm at my assistant and the other two pointed firearms at me, while forcing me to the floor. The female ran out the door and drove away in her vehicle,” Islam explained.
He added that the men demanded that he give them money and started assaulting him by hitting him with their firearms in his face and on his head and back.