Cape Town pie shop robbery goes flaky

2012-09-07 13:29

Cape Town - Four men were arrested on Friday after an attempted armed robbery at a pie shop in Woodstock, Cape Town police said.

Warrant Officer November Filander said the men were spotted acting suspiciously outside the shop, on the corner of Victoria road and Roodebloem street.

When a police patrol approached the men, one of them fired several shots. Officers returned fire, wounding one of the men.

Two of the men were arrested outside. The other two were found hiding in the shop and also arrested.

A 9mm pistol was confiscated. A white VW Golf, believed to be the getaway vehicle, was left at the scene.

No money was taken from the shop and no officers or bystanders were wounded.

The gang would be charged with attempted armed robbery, attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
They would appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday.

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-07 13:35

    Woodstock AGAIN!!! ditto to another story. robbers are getting cocky.

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-07 14:00

      they were looking for a pie in the sky..! But another thing prooves me right - POLICE PRESENCE! It seems to work - somehow ALL the good things seem to work in the Cape Town only..! hmmmm

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-07 14:03

      @ mihaip007 - Guess why... I'll give you one good guess

      fussed.anderson - 2012-09-07 14:06

      They should know "you cant have your pie and eat it"

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-07 14:10

      How much cash could a pie shop have in their tills in any case? R5000 at most maybe? Stupid ass robbers!!!

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-07 14:16

      @michael.vanrheenen.9 - I like your answer hahahah! I wished that the whole of South Africa also guessed as much though!

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-07 14:46

      @ mfana.sobukwe - I can clearly see you are part of the ANCYL. You bunch are all uneducated. If you can't spell properly then don't leave stupid ass comments on public forums. You are embarrassing yourself! The school you went to should give your mother a refund on your education!

      mfana.sobukwe - 2012-09-07 15:39

      @ michael - ncha my freend. you r just jeelos. soon after manguang da ANCYL will oun da WC and I will have a nice 5 bedroom house. Da ANCYL wil give me one. And den you wil need to go back to da US or werever u r from. Dis is my countrie now. hehe nxm

      coursieres - 2012-09-07 16:02

      @ michael.vanrheenen.9 It's Friday, where's your sense of humour? @ Mfana. good one "my bradda"

  • blignault.michaele - 2012-09-07 13:35

    Amazing how the Cape is now being targeted. All in the name of gangs!!!!!!

  • johnny.coetzee.3 - 2012-09-07 13:39

    They just wanted a piece of the pie !

      davorin.dobrovic - 2012-09-08 09:02

      They thought they'd be rolling in the dough :(

  • Jacques - 2012-09-07 13:40

    Those charges? 1000 Rand bail, each. As for the paraplegic who managed to kill the coward who attacked him in his home...

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-07 13:41

    A pie shop? Next they would have hit a bottle store for some JW Blue Label. It's Malema's supplies for the weekend.

      don.frost.581 - 2012-09-07 14:40

      And then the KFC!!

  • sinethemba.bryan - 2012-09-07 13:49

    Idiots! Porllsmor Prison is waiting for u! Just 4 a steak

  • sinethemba.bryan - 2012-09-07 13:50

    Idiots! Porllsmor Prison is waiting for u! Just 4 a steak

  • mandla.thwala.10 - 2012-09-07 13:50

    We must give credit where credit is due,the police were spot on there,what an act of profesionalism BIG UP TO OUR MAN IN BLUE

  • DerpyHooves - 2012-09-07 13:51

    I heard they got away with R3.14159

      merushan - 2012-09-07 13:54

      Lol good 1

      kieron.dean.9 - 2012-09-07 13:56

      really hope your joke is appreciated.

  • mandla.thwala.10 - 2012-09-07 13:51

    We must give credit where credit is due,the police were spot on there,what an act of profesionalism BIG UP TO OUR MAN IN BLUE

  • nathaniel.kgokong.3 - 2012-09-07 13:55

    dey did not know what dey were doing

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-07 14:02

      dey wur stilling pies

  • kelly.dini - 2012-09-07 13:55

    What pie shop? Can't have your pie and eat it too :)

  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-09-07 13:56

    Shoot them on the spot!!!!

  • jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-09-07 14:02

    What a nice ending...

  • richard.barrett.739 - 2012-09-08 08:59


  • daneal.rafael - 2012-09-09 19:59

    For these robbers to rob the pie shop instead of must be dam good pie's...

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