Business robbed of cash, alcohol

2016-02-02 06:00
Wynberg Police urge residents and motorist to be vigilant at all times and to report any suspicious behaviour.

Wynberg Police urge residents and motorist to be vigilant at all times and to report any suspicious behaviour.

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Wynberg police have received several reports of crime, ranging from business robbery to theft out of cars and a suspect arrested for driving a stolen car, over the last week.

Warrant Officer Silvino Davids, spokesperson of Wynberg police, says police urge residents and car owners to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious haviour.

In the most recent case of business robbery a man was robbed of R15 000.

The incident occurred in Station Road, where the business operates, on 20 January at about 20:40.

“The complainant was in the store when a man and a woman entered the premises and asked to use the computer services. Then the woman asked for the toilet, but was told there was not one and left the store. Two men then proceeded to enter the store, closing the door behind them,” Davids says.

The robbers demanded cash and cellphones from two customers in the store.

Davids says the suspects then went around to the counter and pushed the worker out to another room. They demanded money and took R10 000 that was in the room.

They then proceeded to the front of the store and took another R5 000 before they fled the scene.

“The complainant noticed that the suspects were carrying firearms, but no shots were fired and no-one was injured. He further stated that there were about six suspects involved in the robbery, including a woman,” he says.

Meanwhile, police also received a report of a business break-in.

The incident occurred at a club in Lester Road on 19 January between 00:00 and 10:30.

The victim locked up the premises and thought everything was in order.

However, he later received a call from the owner of the club to say the alarm was going off. He rushed back to the club and once he arrived there he saw security.

“The security told him that everything was in order and then they left. However, he opened the front gate and went upstairs to the bar where he noticed the cupboards where open and items strewn over the floor,” Davids says.

The worker opened a case for investigation and reported alcohol to the value of about R4500 missing from the premises.

The investigation into the case continues.

Meanwhile, there were also cases opened for possession of stolen property.

In one incident, which occurred in Sussex and South roads on 19 January at about 20:00, police officers who were patrolling in the area came across a red car. They tested the number plate and discovered it had been reported as stolen.

Davids says the officers stopped the driver and asked him where he had gotten the car. When he could not give them a clear answer he was arrested.

The suspect was charged with being in possession of stolen property.

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