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Cashier Escapes From Alleged Armed Robbery Attempt

Total Service Station cashier Beena Gock is counting her lucky stars after escaping any injuries yesterday from thugs who allegedly attempted to rob the safe of the station at Nakavu
12 Dec 2016 11:00
Cashier Escapes From Alleged Armed Robbery Attempt
Beena Gock. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Total Service Station cashier Beena Gock is counting her lucky stars after escaping any injuries yesterday from thugs who allegedly attempted to rob the safe of the station at Nakavu in Nadi.

Ms Gock, who was to start the 6am morning shift said it was a morning she would never forget.

“Two of the three entered with their masks while I was on shift and they were threatening me and my other two staff with the cane knife while the third man was standing outside with stones.”

Ms Gock said she was grabbed by the arm and forcefully taken to the office where she was threatened to unlock the safe.

She said the men who were armed with a cane knife and pinch bar, used the cane knife to chop off the cords for the surveillance camera, situated in the office.

Ms Gock told the men that she did not have the key to the safe which stalled the threat but the men drove away with her car after taking the car keys from her.

However, she adds while on duty at 3am yesterday, the security heard noises and assumed someone was trying to enter the shop from the convenience.

“When I entered this morning, I could see that the cabinet, where we usually keep our cigarettes was slightly opened and I noticed that our cash flow was a bit short,” she said.

She said the armed masked men took cash worth $150 and other food items from the till.

Ms Gock later recovered her vehicle, with the number plate FB 813, from near the service station.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said investigations were underway.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  nicolette.chambers@fijisun.com.fj


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