Retail store robbed by a group of seven men

Ivory Park SAPS is appealing for information regarding a brazen business robbery at a local Shoprite Store at the Yarona Shopping Centre at Kaalfontein, during which an undisclosed amount of cash was taken by a group of armed men.

A group of seven men, all of whom are alleged to have been armed, entered the shop on August 9 at about 6.30 pm and ransacked all the cash registers, then went on to take cellphones from some cashiers and customers.

Ivory Park SAPS communication officer, Capt Bernard Matimulane, said two of the store employees were assaulted with firearms on their heads and were taken to a hospital. Other staff members were assaulted with their hands.

“As they were fleeing the scene the robbers fired three random shots into the air, but no one was injured as a result of this. Police experts were called to the scene to gather all the necessary evidence,” added Matimulane.

The station commander of the Ivory Park SAPS, Brig David Mbongeni Ngcobo, asked for information from anyone to contact the police.

“As the December season approaches we may experience more of these robberies, hence we must all be alert and report crime wherever we witness it,” Ngcobo said.

He also said the amount of violence that accompanied the robbery such as the assault on staff and customers clearly shows we are dealing with people who do not value human dignity and they need to be brought to justice.

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