Five armed men reportedly made a daring raid at the Sanders Street petrol station run by National Petroleum (NP)Tuesday night and made away with the days’ sales amounting to almost Le9million (eight million, nine hundred and sixty-nine thousand and eight hundred cents).
The raid occurred at around 10.30 pm when the staffs were busy rounding up their books amidst the brightness of the station and street lights.
Narrating the ordeal they went through, Sales Manager Aruna Rashid Kamara explained that the five men arrived in a grey BMW car with the registration plates displaying “Virgina State”.
They reportedly “stormed into the office and demanded we hand over the sales for the day.” They threatened to kill the staff members if they attempt to raise any alarm.
According to the sales manager the armed robbers were holding AK47 guns, a pistol while others had in their possession knifes, as they roughly searched the drawer for the days sales.
The robbers he said disguised themselves by wrapping handkerchiefs round their heads while the others tied it covering their noses downwards
In a manner similar to that seen in films the Sales Manager said the robbers, after collecting the money from the drawer in which they were counting it promptly dashed into their waiting vehicle and drove off in high speed.
Sheka Pessima one of the station attendants who attempted to put up a meek resistance was reportedly manhandled by the robbers who inflicted slight injury on his person.
The matter was reported to the Adelaide street police station who are carrying out investigations into the incident.