Benni McCarthy robbed at gun-point
Former South Africa striker Benni McCarthy was robbed at gun-point in Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon according to media reports.
McCarthy arrived in South Africa on Tuesday morning from his Scotland base to feature as a soccer analyst for SuperSport’s Champions League coverage.
A source close to McCarthy and on hand at the scene revealed the sequence of events to Kick Off.
“Three armed men walked into J’s Classic Barbershop, one stood at the door to hold guard, another kept the in-store customers under control while one walked straight up to Benni and requested his watch, earrings and his wedding ring,” revealed a source to Kick Off.
“The guys did not bother any of the other customers and went specifically after Benni as if they had been monitoring his movements.
“Once they took what they wanted, they left in a black 3-series BMW, a modelfrom around 2007, with black tinted windows.
“Benni is understandably still in shock at what has happened, but he is okay and unharmed,” he added.
The former Porto, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United forward becomes the latest victim in the recent spate of robberies in Johannesburg. National team goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was tragically shot and killed last year while Sibusiso Vilakazi and national team coach Shakes Mashaba have also been recent victims.