A video of the incident that took place in front of his house’s gate on Wednesday was widely shared on social media. De Jager’s four-year-old Dobermann dog, Niki, was wounded in the robbery while trying to protect her owner. A Second shot hit De Jager’s granddaughter pants but missed her leg.
De Jager, who receives his salary as a check, was chased from the bank to his house in Brakpan after exchanging it for cash moments before.
His granddaughter was opening the gate for him when the three robbers struck.
According to De Jager, he was at a bank in the Mall Carnival center. “They knew exactly in which pocket to look for the R15500. It happened so fast and I do not know where they saw me. “