Hunt on for Free State burglars

2013-07-22 17:53

Johannesburg - The Hawks in Welkom have launched a manhunt following a robbery at a supermarket early on Monday.

Commercial explosives were used to blast open the safe at a Pick n Pay in the town and steal cash, police spokesperson Stephen Thakeng said.

The robbers climbed into the ceiling in the public toilets, from where they got into the shop.

They stole an undisclosed amount of money, meat and other groceries.

An employee discovered the burglary while reporting for work at 05:00, and alerted the police. Some bags were missing from the shelves, and police believed they were used to carry the money.

Thakeng said the shop's alarm system had been tampered with and some parts of the CCTV cameras were missing.

"The back door was found broken. Nobody has been arrested, thus the extensive manhunt initiated by the Hawks," he said.

  • Rob Tubbs - 2013-07-22 18:15

    Despite disarming the alarm systems, a very large 'BOOM' should have alerted somebody, certainly the security guard asleep on the premises -(if they had one)... Now a brilliant Police spokesman is going to say - 'We suspect it is an inside job'..........

      Ben Kriel - 2013-07-22 18:37

      Rob, not so. Housing is too far from there and never underestimate the ignorance of people who do hear.

  • Sechaba30 - 2013-07-22 18:44

    Obviously this is an inside Job. The store has alarm system, CCTV and plus the security who patrol all the time.

  • Richard Scully - 2013-07-22 18:45

    Probably ANC are guilty

      Werner Nel - 2013-07-22 19:16

      Jip they are part of the ANC

      Richard Scully - 2013-07-22 20:40

      same thing Tebogo...remember...they joined together ANC and NP. no wonder you have such apartheid, you learn from the masters

  • Sam Mayihlome - 2013-07-22 18:57

    The Inside Man.

  • Ebony Love - 2013-07-22 19:44

    Inside job!!!!!!

  • Village Boy - 2013-07-22 21:32

    Italian job....

  • John Tex - 2013-07-22 23:18

    Blow job

  • vinodh.maharaj.9 - 2013-07-23 07:39

    A job is a job. Im not too fussy. Esp. with current unemployment rate

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