Monday 5 April marked a chilling day for Cash Crusaders employees at the Bluff in Durban who were victims of an armed robbery at the store…

CCTV footage captured the incident that saw four suspects walk into the store and mill around, scouting out the store. They interacted with the employees, while one suspect stood ‘guard’ at the door. The suspect at the door pulled out a gun, and the others forced the employees to open up the display cabinets.

The three suspects emptied valuables into a packing bag while the employees sought cover and safety behind the store’s counter. Towards the end of the CCTV footage, smoke can be seen emerging from behind the counter as one of the employees managed to activate the smoke alarm. The suspects fled shortly afterwards.



“Four unknown males entered Cash Crusaders Bluff Towers. Two firearms were produced. And the glass cabinet was broken and cellphones were taken,” said KZN SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Thembeka Mbhele in a statement.

“The smoke alarm was activated and the suspects fled in a white polo [with] false plates and Ford ranger [with] no number plate,” she added.