Cases of business robbery and malicious damage to property have been opened after a luxury car dealership in Cape Town was ransacked on Wednesday, which saw at least eight vehicles damaged and staff members attacked in the process.
In CCTV footage circulating on social media, a group of men were seen storming into The Toy Shop in Northgate, Paarden Eiland further smashing the parked vehicles’ windows and lights threatening staff with firearms.
According to CapeTownEtc, the 40 suspects damaged ransacked the whole place upon refusal of their demands to be given the vehicles.
Cape Town – The Toy Shop: pic.twitter.com/BJ0F9XJoia
— Rob Beezy (@TrafficSA) February 17, 2021
Meanwhile, police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed that the circumstances surrounding the incident was being investigated.
Rwexana noted that police suspected that the incident might be extortion-related.
The Toy Shop was unavailable for comment.
Car showroom in Northgate, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town- staff assaulted and cars damaged. pic.twitter.com/WQ8e2caSuL
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) February 17, 2021