Knife-wielding robbers hit Pick n Pay, lock staff in walk-in fridge

2015-11-13 17:48


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Cape Town - Staff were locked in a walk-in fridge when robbers, brandishing knives and an axe, hit Pick n Pay in Kenilworth, Cape Town, on Friday, police said.

The trio hit the business at 05:50, said police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana.

“According to reports, three unidentified suspects entered the store and threatened the staff with knives and an axe. They robbed the staff [members’] cellphones and locked them in a walk-in fridge and forced the manager to open the safe,” she said.

“When the manager couldn’t open [it], they took cartons of cigarettes and fled the scene.”

No injuries were reported and no arrests have yet been made, Rwexana added.

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