Business robbery at retail store

2016-09-07 06:00

ARMED men robbed Victory Spar Warner Beach on 1 September at 8.55pm.

According to police a grey Corsa bakkie, with men on the back stopped in the Spar parking lot.

Four men jumped off and entered the store armed with hand guns.

A staff member, who was standing outside at the time, was pushed back into the store.

Three suspects, armed with rifles, stood guard outside. The driver of the vehicle did not get out.

“On entering the store, the suspects instructed everyone to lie down on the floor,” Amanzimtoti SAPS spokesperson Captain Charlene van der Spuy reported.

She said the suspects attempted to bomb the drop-safe, but were unsuccessful. They then took cash from the tills and an undisclosed amount of cigarettes.

“Several shots were fired by the suspects outside. They fired in the direction of the store. Fortunately, no one sustained injuries. The suspects wore balaclavas and fled the scene in the same vehicle they arrived in,” said Van der Spuy.

A case of business robbery is being investigated by Amanzimtoti detectives. - Supplied.

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