- Three armed suspects held up staff at an Engen petrol station in Pretoria recently
- The thugs bombed the drop safe on the premises, but were forced to flee without the cash
- Social media users were in disbelief as this seemed to be the new modus operandi for criminals
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all in Mzansi, criminals come up with a new strategy.
Three armed suspects recently held up staff at an Engen petrol station in Menlyn, Pretoria.
The men proceeded to bomb the drop safe at the premises, but left empty-handed as they were forced to flee without any cash.
The thugs were seen fleeing in a white BMW with registration BG81HYGP.
Briefly.co.za understands that in most of these crimes, the number plate rarely leads to an arrest as the plates are often cloned.
The news was shared via the Facebook page of Intelligence Bureau SA on Tuesday and sparked a fierce reaction.
South Africans were enraged by the brazen attempt, but some were impressed by the new modus operandi.
Greg Adley said, “I’ve not heard of drop safe bombings before, only ATM. Every day is a school day.”
Thabani Mhlongo added, “I sometimes think mayb there is an underground university or some sort school of excellence for criminals... Each day its a new trick.”
Joy Pattenden Hanrahan asked, “Who is gonna pay for the damages.....can the insurance companies really cope?....is it really fair that the government benefits from crime......they get 15% from every insurance premium.....15% from every claim.....it’s no wonder they are NOT interested in curbing crime.”
Sabelo Jihad Al Athari said, “Know they know they can actually bomb drop safes. A whole new dimension of crime has opened up.”
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