Teasers boss lashes out at 'criminal nation'

Teasers boss Lolly Jackson has become a victim of crime for the fifth time in three years, he said on Thursday.

One of the strip club owner’s homes in Bedfordview was robbed on Wednesday, when two armed men accessed the property and held the women living there at gunpoint.

Jackson called 10111 from Rivonia and rushed to the scene, after one of the women locked herself in a bedroom and telephoned him.

The women, who was not identified, made the call at approximately 12.30pm and an hour later, the police had not yet arrived.

“Another employee that I called and sent to the house spotted a routine patrol van after half [an] hour after and stopped them—and got them to come and help,” he said.

“The saddest thing is all these girls are foreigners; after this they are not going to be the best ambassadors for South Africa ... four of them are fed up and are going back home today [Thursday].”

No arrests were made, he said.

While none of the women were seriously injured, Jackson said the men had “smacked one of them around a bit”.

The men got away with around R3 000 in cash, a gold chain and jewellery.

Jackson said he was becoming increasingly frustrated with crime.

“I’m tired of it ... this is not the rainbow nation we think it is—it is a criminal nation,” he said.

“What is going to happen in 2010? It’s a joke. They talk about economic growth, the only growth is crime.”

He laughingly described how he had been arrested seven times and put in jail since 1999—but when there was an armed robbery, “there wasn’t a policemen to be seen”.

“Its because they are scared of getting shot,” he said.

Spokesperson for the Bedfordview police station Bianca Moeketsi confirmed the incident. A case of armed robbery was under investigation, she said. - Sapa

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