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Chaos as robbers shoot up Makro

2012-07-15 07:48

Cape Town – It was chaos at a Makro store in Ottery, Cape Town, on Saturday after armed robbers stormed into the store and held up staff.

Eyewitness News reported that panicky customers ran out of the store as soon as the shots were fired.

Paramedics were called in to treat a cashier who had been shot twice.

It was not clear if the robbers had gotten away with any money.

Police were investigating the incident.

Comments
  • Potso - 2012-07-15 08:23

    We are not safe anymore

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-15 10:36

      Potso You are now contradicting the President he says we ( you) are safe.

      Zahir - 2012-07-15 12:19

      The cops are asleep or on leave

      eduardhomes - 2012-07-15 13:06

      JZ knows where, ask him!!!

      flyswat - 2012-07-15 17:46

      Alice, can we please make you president???

      tyrone.hunt85 - 2012-07-16 11:04

      @Potso: You only realise that now? We haven't been safe for ages, its just the luck of draw, right place at the wrong time.

      rainbownationrsa - 2012-07-16 15:56

      NO Not with ANCYL thugs... uh I mean members on the rampage.

      davorin.dobrovic - 2012-07-17 16:17

      When, in your opinion, were South Africans the most safe?

  • michael.deyzel.1 - 2012-07-15 08:29

    Why is this news 24 hours old, News24?

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-15 12:48

      They first had a look if it was not contravening the bill on State security .

  • chris.dickson.773 - 2012-07-15 08:45

    Welcome to The Wild Wild West!!!!

      roger.williams.37604303 - 2012-07-15 08:59

      It's all Walmart's fault !

      littlegiantn - 2012-07-16 18:17

      Finish the sentence Chris.... It's The Wild Wild Western Cape!!!!

      J9.Lloyd - 2012-08-17 12:15

      Lol @ Roger

  • Felix Njewa Kankhukwa - 2012-07-15 09:37

    how with all security systems in place?

      mike.bundy.73 - 2012-07-15 13:36

      At Makro? Lol, their "security" consists of illegally ransacking customer's shopping after they have legally paid for it.

  • tricia.sutherland1 - 2012-07-15 09:37

    shooting an innocent cashier doing a hard day's work! what kind of person is willing to shoot a person doing an average job to make a living? a lazy evil bastard who should just go jump in front of a moving train!!!

  • jayde.potgieter - 2012-07-15 10:06

    it was most probably the copz

  • bamakhani - 2012-07-15 10:31

    Cape Town is slowly turning to Hell like Joburg. Gangsters, Armed Robbers, Thiefs ect. I wonder who is behind this mind games while people are loosing their lives?

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-15 11:38

      Its the refugees from the Eastern Cape. Thers nothing in their home province to rob and steal, now our province is the best option.

      flyswat - 2012-07-15 17:54

      bamakhani, you don't look like you are of Khoi, San, Khoi Khoin, Khoi San or any other native bushman descent. Where do you come from...

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-07-15 10:35

    Massmart / Wal Mart you okes had better jack up your security...there is something wrong..this is the 3rd incident with one death!!

      Wally Walters - 2012-07-15 12:58

      nothing surprising you should be use to it by now

      david.marx.900 - 2012-07-15 17:02

      Massmart who owns Makro and various other stores are only interested in protecting their cash,there is so many security solutions out there to prevent this,one would think they would employ the best technology on the market at all the stores then robbers won't target them so easily,the security at their stores only signs slips haha,My brother was killed at Builders warehouse in Feb by robbers acting as securityguards,no verifications of their identifgication that they are real staff of security company were done before these robbers were allowed to enter Builders.All Massmart does is shift the blame and don't take responsibility they go the utmost extremes by protecting their cash but not peoples lives its sad but it will change watch David vs Goliat

  • raymond.abrahamse - 2012-07-15 10:36

    Normal every day South African news.Why do people sound so surprised?

      Wally Walters - 2012-07-15 13:02

      They know there is another freedom day coming up next year

      carl.dillon.37 - 2012-07-15 17:22

      the fact you say it's "Normal every day South African news." is whats so scary!

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-15 21:50

      Sad but true !!

  • david.s.gardiner.3 - 2012-07-15 10:53

    obviously they wern't interested in the winter specials.crime happens all over the world,just glad no-one was killed......although they do say at makro they are killing high prices,or is that game..

  • harold.chisimba - 2012-07-15 11:35

    BUT SUPRISINGLY, WHEN THEY ARE CAUGHT THEY WIL B TREATED LIKE INNOCENT LITTLE GILRS, IN THE NAME OF HUMAN RIGHTS WHILE THEIR VICTIMS ARE IN EXCRUCIATING AGONY.

  • harold.chisimba - 2012-07-15 11:36

    BUT SUPRISINGLY, WHEN THEY ARE CAUGHT THEY WIL B TREATED LIKE INNOCENT LITTLE GILRS, IN THE NAME OF HUMAN RIGHTS WHILE THEIR VICTIMS ARE IN EXCRUCIATING AGONY.

      ralph.thornley - 2012-07-15 11:50

      They get free medical, free food, free TV,free sport, free clothing, free bedding and the vote. AND THE TAX PAYER PAYS!!!! After a short time they get out and the whole cycle continues.

      buwaz - 2012-07-15 12:15

      Ralp forgot sum thing, free education too hahahaha that's south africa for u

  • dick.muller - 2012-07-15 11:41

    "Police are investigating..." HaHaHa. What a joke! There is at least a 50% probability that the "robbers" are in fact policemen themselves, who belong to what is today the biggest organised crime, bribery and corruption network in the country..

      Wally Walters - 2012-07-15 12:56

      Just another normal day in SA

      riaan.coetzee.1690 - 2012-07-15 13:17

      Retard

      nkosikhonorman.ludidi - 2012-07-15 22:31

      people don't be stupid here, police arrest criminals and correctional service release the criminals, i as a policeman, arrest a person today, after two days i pass the guy on the road, so why blaming SAPS, blame yourself because you aree the one who pay bail for criminals

  • harold.chisimba - 2012-07-15 12:15

    Yes MR RALPH THORNLEY, thats why sometimes Ihighly recommend MOB JUSTICE coz their so called RIGHTS aren't exercised

      flyswat - 2012-07-15 17:56

      Like your thinking, Harold.

  • archangel.zerachiel - 2012-07-15 12:59

    Why have my responses to hanifmango been deleted?

      Wally Walters - 2012-07-15 17:25

      you see , you cant put a security gaurd from zimbabwe in front of a shop with a baton and a coke, no skills, no proper training no fire arm, criminals know that .

      rude.awakning - 2012-07-18 05:05

      must have been the BS detector that deleted as you typed! Lol!!!

  • carl.dillon.37 - 2012-07-15 14:24

    Only law abiding citizens worry about the police! Criminals are not afraid, and have no respect for life! If they get caught they are out in a heart beat. If you had nothing...which is where the Gov is keeping most of the population( no jobs/no houses/no water/no electricity,no food) you would also take chances! Lots to gain and nothing to lose. Crime in this country is a joke. Friends with no experience in the top jobs collecting salaries they do not deserve absolute corruption! That's why I have moved my family out of the city...it's the wild west and not getting better. After all this time/years it's still everybody else's fault that the country is in a shambles...If the government still makes excuses for whats going on and has no plan, what the hell are joe public supposed to do. It's going to get to a stage where it is everybody for themselves (terrible thought) but seems to be heading that way. The only way to change things is to educate, but that is not the Gov's plan as we can all see...that would be the end of them if the they had the decency to look after the kids and students with potential, because they would see/understand the injustice of what they have to live in/with while the fat cats live in wealth beyond there wildest imaginations! And they know it!! Half way into the year and still no textbooks for school kids...perfect example of the commitment they have to education, and the voting public... a disgrace!!!

      sheralee.jones - 2012-07-17 12:33

      This kind of crime is not one conducted by people 'just' trying to put food on the table. This is 'white-collar' or 'organised' crime and is run by crime syndicates. In any other country there would've been a manhunt for these people....

  • Michael - 2012-07-15 15:07

    disband the police and make vigilantism legal

      nkosikhonorman.ludidi - 2012-07-15 22:17

      wonder which country do you come from?

  • Pieter - 2012-07-15 15:23

    What were they doing at Makro. Stealing in Bulk? Get away car a forklift?

      steven.loots.33 - 2012-07-15 16:35

      hulle moet ook mos stock vir hulle shops kry.

  • Roy - 2012-07-15 16:24

    Surely Makro needs to beef up its security. its been held up on many occasions, particularly nearing festive seasons. it now appears that the desperation is not year ends only, its now mid year hold ups. Forget the SAPS, people will die if you rely on them. Look and the collusion with SAPS and gangsters at Hanover Park. Employ a firm of armed Security Guards to take on these robbers. It will not only protect lives, but the business as well.

      david.marx.900 - 2012-07-15 16:52

      Massmart who owns Makro and various other stores are only interested in protecting their cash,there is so many security solutions out there to prevent this,one would think they would employ the best technology on the market at all the stores then robbers won't target them so easily,the security at their stores only signs slips haha,My brother was killed at Builders warehouse in Feb by robbers acting as securityguards,no verifications of their identifgication that they are real staff of security company were done before these robbers were allowed to enter Builders.All Massmart does is shift the blame and don't take responsibility they go the utmost extremes by protecting their cash but not peoples lives its sad but it will change watch David vs Goliath

      arthur.hugh - 2012-07-16 09:50

      nkosikhonorman.ludidi Have you tried phoning the cops? About 3 weeks ago I saw an accident (first on scene), phoned 10111 three times and nobody answered. It was about 6pm on a Sunday (not like it was 3am or something). At least dialing 107 the emergency guys got there in 30 minutes. Cops are useless.

  • joseph.tettey.9 - 2012-07-15 16:29

    Trigger happy criminals should be given Life sentence.

      carl.dillon.37 - 2012-07-15 16:41

      get back what you give...you murder,the death sentence.End of story!

  • david.marx.900 - 2012-07-15 16:54

    Massmart who owns Makro and various other stores are only interested in protecting their cash,there is so many security solutions out there to prevent this,one would think they would employ the best technology on the market at all the stores then robbers won't target them so easily,the security at their stores only signs slips haha,My brother was killed at Builders warehouse in Feb by robbers acting as securityguards,no verifications of their identifgication that they are real staff of security company were done before these robbers were allowed to enter Builders.All Massmart does is shift the blame and don't take responsibility they go the utmost extremes by protecting their cash but not peoples lives its sad but it will change watch David vs Goliat

  • antin.herinck - 2012-07-15 16:55

    So where were those pesky chaps with their stamps that alway bother me and treat me as a potential criminal when I want to walk out with MY goods? Were these robbers also properly checked out? I bet NOT! Next time I come there, I'll ask anyway.

  • Rowan Cranston - 2012-07-15 18:09

    so the KZN dwellers have finally reached the Cape...

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-07-15 18:23

    Same old same old. Will not even make the third page of newspapers....

  • sharlene.kolbe - 2012-07-15 20:38

    Not safe at all bring back the death sentence please!!!!!

      carl.debeer.33 - 2012-07-16 22:03

      Agree.. inside jobs or what ever. Bring back the DEATH SENTENCE.

  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-07-15 21:00

    Your rules are going to strangle your blood flow. Be careful idiots. Your gov is pulling the wool over your eyes

  • Boer - 2012-07-15 21:16

    This is exactly why people leave for greener fields.

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-15 21:54

      Question is , how many would leave if they could ??

      mphozana.manfred - 2012-07-16 18:15

      Leave to where, where there are no heists?

  • josie.russell.10 - 2012-07-15 21:31

    This is getting ridiculous - where was the security? Talk about the Wild West. We are not safe in shops,schools or our own homes!!! It won't just be gated complexes it will be gated mini villages with our own armed guards.

  • AssassinWP - 2012-07-15 23:03

    Makro Montague didn't even close the doors last week Friday when they got held up,traded as normal even though there employees where in clear distress....Capitalist scum

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-07-15 23:24

    I am growing increasingly frustrated and tired of the powerlessness of citizens to influence and secure our quality of life. I have often wondered of setting up a community fund for the rest and recuperation of SAPS officers and other security personnel who have had the (mis)fortune of killing an armed robber.The day will soon arrive when we will have to introduce a bounty system to award those who capture and then get a conviction against criminals. We need to privatise policing, it has worked well with keeping us more or less safe in our homes in could well work with keeping us safe in communal shared space such as shops.

      isabellameyer - 2012-07-16 09:06

      Hi Jeremy, great idea. The police are understaffed, overworked, under paid, stressed out, under resourced (not enough cars and bullet proof vests), under pressure politically and working under corrupt leadership. I dare all the people that are so quick to blame the police to do police work for one day and see if they can do any better. There are some policemen that are corrupt, but that's not the majority of them. We should thank our lucky stars that some people still feel it their calling to protect our country in these circumstances. They lay down their lives every day with the possibility of being killed. A little bit of gratitude for the sacrifice they and their families make every day is actually called for.

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-07-16 09:39

    Woah! Hectic... I was planning to go there on saturday. Thank F I was too hungover.

  • craig.lowe.3572 - 2012-07-16 15:18

    Whats "gotten" is that even a real word ?

      Penny - 2012-07-16 23:44

      Methinks its Americanese LOL

  • russell.l.tait - 2012-07-16 18:58

    Zee Nation

  • modiri.molosiwa - 2012-07-16 22:10

    This world!!

  • sheralee.jones - 2012-07-17 12:31

    I think a workers union may be involved...

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