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.
So 2 guys casually strolls in to woolies..walks behind the counter..puls a gun out and tells the cashiers to empty the registers…Two other men later walk in asking for phones and wallets..then merrily walk off in to the sun set…#WelcomeToSouthAfrica #WelcomeToJHB
— Clint Brink (@ClintOnTheBrink) January 2, 2019
Thank you to everyone who expressed concern. For your prayers and well wishes.
— Clint Brink (@ClintOnTheBrink) January 3, 2019