Pearl Thusi escapes robbery unharmed

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File: Pearl Thusi managed to get away from armed robber in Braamfontein on Thursday.

JOHANNESBURG - Actress and model Pearl Thusi has described how she fled from a gunman who approached her car on Thursday.

Thusi confirmed on Twitter that she had been driving out of Braamfontein in the Johannesburg city centre when the robber demanded that she hand over her mobile phone, threatening to shoot her if she refused.

However, the actress said she responded with a "no". Fortunately, the traffic light had just turned green, and she managed to drive off unharmed.

The Quantico star said she was "shaken" after the ordeal and was happy that she was not hurt.