WATCH | Heavily armed robbers empty cash registers at Soweto Shoprite

2020-02-11 16:55

CCTV footage has emerged, showing a group of heavily armed robbers emptying cash registers at a supermarket chain.

In video footage that has been making the rounds on social media, a group of men can be seen ransacking a Shoprite store.

In a statement, the retailer was able to confirm that the incident happened on Friday last week at their Pimville, Soweto store.

"We are grateful that no-one was seriously injured during the robbery and the supermarket chain wishes to commend the branch manager for remaining calm throughout the traumatic experience," the retailer said.

The supermarket chain said that affected staff would receive trauma counselling.

When asked if any additional security measures would be implemented at this branch, the retailer said it would employ various methods to ensure the safety of their customers. 

"Shoprite employs various methods, including assistance from the police and utilising private security companies, in an effort to keep everyone safe in as far as it is in our power to do so. For security reasons however, specific details cannot be shared with the public.

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