Capetonian actor Clint Brink and his wife Steffi Van Wyk-Brink had a distressing start to the new year when they became the victims of an armed robbery in Midrand earlier this week.

The actor, who is well known for playing characters in popular shows such as backstage, Binnelanders, Generations and Scandal!, took to Twitter to inform fans about the harrowing ordeal.

“So 2019 kicked off with a bang. My wife and I and a few patrons at Woolworths / Engen in Midrand just got help up at gun point by 4 men,” he tweeted.

According to Brink, two armed suspects entered Woolworths, and demanded that the cashiers on duty empty their cash registers. Another two suspects followed suit, demanding the cellphones and wallets of every patron and worker in the store.

“People PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be safe out in the world. We got held up at gun point in a residential area where so many security companies patrol and NOTHING stopped the armed robbers,” he said to his followers.

 

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.