Cape robbers forced to abandon fancy whiskies

2015-09-01 18:38
(Picture: Mountain Men Security via Facebook)

(Picture: Mountain Men Security via Facebook)

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Cape Town - An armed gang broke into a liquor store at Lakeside shopping centre in Cape Town early on Tuesday morning and started loading cases of alcohol on to the back of a bakkie.

The party was cut short though when private company Mountain Men Security chased after them and forced the vehicle off the road.

The men fired shots and managed to escape.

Western Cape police spokesperson FC van Wyk said the vehicle was found to have been stolen.

He said the suspects are still at large.

According to the private security company’s Facebook page, the gang pointed a gun at the guard on duty and forced him to lie on the ground.

They took his two-way radio and two cars reversed up to the front of the liquor store.

The robbers had to abort their operation and flee when the company sent back-up teams.

Security focused on the slower of the vehicles and forced it off the main road into a cul-de-sac in Lakeside.

The men shot at the officers and then jumped over a razor-wire fence on to the railway line and ran towards Muizenberg, the company posted.

Police recovered the cases of alcohol.

Photos posted by the security company showed the robbers had refined taste and had loaded boxes of expensive whisky.

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