Smash-and-grab and armed robbers hit town

2016-07-27 06:00
Glass from the shattered window lies on the pavement in Pine Street after a smash-and-grab at Greytown Cellular and Electronics.

Glass from the shattered window lies on the pavement in Pine Street after a smash-and-grab at Greytown Cellular and Electronics.

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SMASH-AND-GRAB thieves brazenly stole cellphones and other electronic equipment from a Pine Street cellphone shop on Sunday evening. They smashed open the glass show window with a rock, and in between the burglar bars, managed to hook out a number of items from the display case and front counter.
It is estimated that the theft took place round about 11pm on Sunday night. On Monday morning traces of blood could be seen on the shards of broken glass lying on the pavement. Two speakers were found next to the red PO box on the corner of the street.

The cellshop’s owner told the Greytown Gazette that equipment worth R25 000 to R30 000, including his Tablet and laptop were stolen.

In a lead-up to an armed robbery in Acacia Street three dogs in the vicinity have been poisoned – the pets were in houses adjacent to where an armed robbery took place round about 3am last Wednesday. The couple were tending to their young son when they were confronted by four armed men. They tied the hands of the two adults and demanded money. On being told that there was no money in the house the attackers then demanded the safe keys threatening to take violent action if they were not given the keys.

On opening the safe, they took jewellery, the couple’s cellphones and other small items were taken. The one robber said to the wife: “Make sure you give your son a good education otherwise he will be forced, like me, to make a living like this.”

Manager of Seven Oaks Tearoom at the garage, Mr Mahomed Karrim, was seriously assaulted with a firearm by three armed men on Sunday night. They broke open the safe and stole cash and cigarettes, and then ran off.

Greytown Police are investigating – anyone with any information is asked to contact the nearest police station.

Greytown SAPS are investigating – anyone with any
information is asked to
contact the nearest police station

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