Sinoville Police Station commander Colonel Ramakamaka Kekana said the four suspects entered the shop at about 09.30am yesterday and held customers and the owner at gunpoint, Rekord North reported. The other two suspects were arrested shortly after the crime, added Kekana. An anonymous eyewitness said two of the robbers arrived in a Nissan X-Trail, and two others parked their Mercedes Benz A-Class at the Kolonnade shopping centre and walked to the Midas branch.
The four took an undisclosed amount of money from the tills and assaulted a customer, said Kekana. As they fled the scene, they met a customer walking in and demanded his car keys.
“Two of the suspects took his car before fleeing in the Mercedes Benz A-Class. The remaining two suspects fled in the X-Trail,” added Kekana.
Investigations are ongoing.
In a separate incident, cases of business robbery and attempted murder were opened after an unconfirmed number of robbers stormed into a supermarket in Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal early this month.
The suspects allegedly gained entry through the roof of a supermarket in Scottburgh at a shopping complex at 2am and took cleaning staff and the security guard to a toilet and locked them in.
The suspects then opened a safe using explosives and stole an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
– Caxton News Service