Robbers posing as customers hit Cape Town restaurant

2015-02-09 15:37
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Cape Town – A family restaurant at the Tyger Valley Shopping Centre in Cape Town, became the latest target of robbers who pretended to be customers late on Sunday evening, according to reports.

According to the TygerBurger the five armed robbers had made their way to the local Panarottis branch. But after being met with closed doors they proceeded upstairs to the Spur restaurant.

Laretha Blom, a spokesperson for the centre, told the newspaper that the robbers pulled out their weapons and began robbing Spur staff and customers.

A staff member, who had remained hiden, had alerted that centre’s security personnel who then called the police.

The TygerBurger reported that after the security guards gave chase, a shoot-out between them and the robbers ensued in the parking lot.

The robbers managed to getaway with R9 000, a customer’s cellphone and an iPad.

No one was seriously injured during the robbery.

Last month Netwerk24 reported that at least 30 robbers were involved in the cash-in-transit heist at a Gauteng mall.

Security guards collecting cash from a bank in the centre were confronted by the gang, who took an undisclosed amount of money.

A shoot-out ensued, with seven people being injured, including two robbers.

Netwerk24 reported that one of the injured suspects could be one of the country's most notorious cash-in-transit robbers.

The robber's left shinbone was reportedly hit during the shoot-out. He left a long trail of blood as he crawled down the centre's escalators to the basement, where he apparently tried to hijack a 75-year-old man's car, according to the report.

He is under police guard in hospital.

The gang was well-organised and took positions above the guards during the ambush, but the guards fought back, sending them fleeing. AK47 rounds littered the floor.

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