Thieves ‘wearing PPE’ rob supermarket

A group of armed men dressed as healthcare workers have stolen a large amount of cash from a supermarket in the South African city of Pietermaritzburg.

The men pretended to be Covid-19 health inspectors when they entered Checkers supermarket, IOL reported.

They were wearing masks, face shields, gloves and white lab jackets, the news site reported.

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Armed gang, dressed in PPE gear, rob Pietermaritzburg pension pay point

A gang of armed men, dressed as healthcare workers, made off with an undisclosed amount of money following a robbery at the Checkers supermarket at the Scottsville Mall on Wednesday morning.

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They robbed 200,000 South African rand ($12,000; £9,000) from the pension payout point while pensioners were still standing outside, the report says.

No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing after Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) destined for three districts in KwaZulu-Natal to aid in the fight against coronavirus went missing earlier this week, IOL reports.