Two robs shop of more than R1m

2015-12-08 06:00

Police are searching for two men after they robbed a shop of items totalling more than R1m.

Lansdowne police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka says the incident occurred on Tuesday moning at about 03:30.

“Two unknown men robbed a foreign national’s shop of goods worth more than R1m. This incident occurred at Pinehurst Superette on the corner of Pinehurst and Rockford roads,” Mnyaka says.

The 37-year-old shop owner explained that he was busy preparing to go to mosque when he heard a bang at the kitchen door and went to check.

“(When he went to check he saw) two unknown men with firearms. The suspects threatened him and his three siblings. They were told to lie down and he was cuffed with silver handcuffs,” Mnyaka says.

The shop owner’s three siblings were tied with cable ties with their hands behind their backs. No shots were fired and no injuries sustained during the robbery.

The robbers took off with 80 boxes of cigarettes, R6000 that was in a cupboard, an iPad worth R16 000, a camera worth R4000, a cellphone worth R500, house keys and car keys.

“The complainant further said that he saw the suspects jump into a white Toyota Corolla with blue police lights on and drove off in an unknown direction. The car registration is unknown.”

Both suspects were described as being tall and dark in complexion. One of the suspects was said to be of thin build, wearing a police uniform. The other suspect was wearing a red uniform.

A case of house robbery has been opened for investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Lansdowne detectives on 021 700 9000 or 082 576 2804.

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