- A security guard was ambushed by a group of thugs at a petrol station in Johannesburg
- The guard was cleaning the window of his car when the armed men attacked him
- A video shows the guard getting shot in the leg and the criminals robbing him
On Monday, a video was posted on Thursday showing a security guard getting shot and robbed by a group of men.
The guard was busy cleaning his vehicle's window when he was ambushed by a group of armed thugs.
The incident took place at a petrol station in Brixton, Johannesburg. According to police spokesperson Capt Mavela Masondo, the men robbed the petrol station on Monday.
TimesLIVE reported the gang stole an undisclosed amount of money, car keys and a cellphone. After exiting the petrol station, they saw the security guard cleaning the company vehicle's windscreen.
The men jumped the security guard and disarmed him. However, the guard tried to fight back and one of the thugs shot him in the leg.
They ransacked his company car before fleeing. He survived the ordeal and was rushed to a hospital.
Cops tracked down the getaway car in Denver. Two men have been apprehended and taken in for questioning.
A video of the incident was shared on the Facebook group News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents. It quickly gathered thousands of views and left South Africans stunned.
Chris van Niekerk commented:
"This is always sad to see what happened to this guy. You must at all times be aware what and who is in your surrounding area, as we all know in the industry we are working in, fire draws fire.
"It can happen to any of us, we have learned once again from this video to practice situational awareness. There seems to be a training demand in the security industry, as to many guys are been shot and killed. My God be with this man and his family."
Laki Michalopoulos said:
"And nobody was there to help."
Christian Lewis wrote:
"The oke didn’t stand a chance. Three armed guys on top of him and the security officer didn’t know what was happening until it was too late."
Take a look at the video below:
Meanwhile, in other news, Briefly.co.za reported Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has defended the government's call to once again implement the lockdown liquor ban.
The minister lamented the high number of trauma patients due to alcohol-related emergencies, many of whom are young citizens. Mkhize explained that the ban will reduce this pressure on the healthcare system, commenting that:
"Some of the modelling that was done to predict the impact of the alcohol ban and these models demonstrated that the introduction of the suspension of alcohol sales could result in a 20% reduction of trauma and 40% reduction of all alcohol-related trauma by the third week."
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