South Africa: Gang Bombs Sasol Fuel Station In Hazyview – Eagle News Feed
In the early hours of Monday, February 20 about ten suspects attempted to steal money by bombing the Sasol filling station in Hazyview.
Their mission failed because they were unable to open the cash safe, which was also too heavy for them to carry.
LowVelda reported that one of the employees was seriously injured and is currently being treated at Matikwane Hospital.
According to employees who were on duty, the incident occurred at around 01:30 when an estimated ten armed men stormed the filling station and held the employees working outside at gunpoint, telling them to stand still and keep quiet.
“They then demanded that the cashier open the door or they would bomb the shop. When he refused they detonated two charges on the door of the room the safe was housed in, blowing it open. The gang could not open the actual safe door. They then tried to carry the safe but it was too heavy for them and they then decided to abandon it and flee the scene in three vehicles,” they said.
During the ordeal, one of the staff members who were in the changeroom was badly wounded.
Hazyview police confirmed the attempted business robbery and are currently examining the crime scene.
More details will follow after they have finished with their assessment.