Robbers hit restaurant

2016-05-17 06:00

Little Creek Spur in Tokai was robbed by armed robbers who came into the restaurant pretending to be customers on Tuesday last week.

It is alleged that just after opening time at 09:00, three suspects entered the restaurant and pretended to be customers. They ordered coffee. While the waiter was seeing to the order three more suspects entered the restaurant dressed as construction workers. They then ordered the staff to lie on the floor and threatened the manager with a firearm. He was then led to the safe where they took cash to the value of R35 000. Suspects fled in a white Bantam that was parked at the traffic circle. No shots were fired and no one was injured. At the time of the incident there were no other customers in the shop.

A 25-year-old woman who refused to be named and was at the vicinity of the shop when the incident happened says she didn’t see anything unusual. “I was waiting for someone close to the shop. Everything seemed normal to me. The next thing I see people come out in a rush but I thought maybe it was just work. The next thing I heard the shop was robbed. I couldn’t believe it. It happened right under my nose and I didn’t notice. I’m just glad that no one was injured,” she says.

Annabell Smith says she was alarmed by the car as it drove off. “I didn’t really see the occupants and when I heard people talking about the robbery I just knew that those people who sped off are the perpetrators but it was too late to do anything. We just have to be vigilant but it’s even more difficult because people don’t sell themselves. We can only breathe a sigh of relief that no one got hurt,” she says.

Sergeant Deidre Solomon, Kirstenhof police spokesperson, confirms the incident. A case of business robbery is been investigated. No arrests have been made as yet and it’s fortunate that no one was injured during the robbery,” she says.

Anyone with information on this incident can call Constable Kemelo Thelejane on 021 702 8900.


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