Daniella Potter
1 minute read
15 Dec 2016
4:51 pm

PE suspects bag liquor, break into church in full view of CCTV cameras

Daniella Potter

The suspects 'could easily qualify as Nelson Mandela Bay’s dumbest criminals'.

CCTV footage of the suspects robbing a cafe in Nelson Mandela Bay. Picture: Herald Live YouTube

CCTV footage has emerged of a group of suspects stealing liquor from a bar and breaking into a church in Nelson Mandela Bay.

The Herald Live reported that the suspects “could easily qualify as Nelson Mandela Bay’s dumbest criminals”, as their actions are recorded in full view of CCTV cameras, with at least one of the suspects’ faces in full view, despite that he is wearing gloves that are presumed to prevent him from leaving fingerprints at the scene.

A screenshot of one of the suspects facing the camera, yet wearing gloves. Picture: Herald Live's YouTube Channel

A screenshot of one of the suspects facing the camera, yet wearing gloves. Picture: Herald Live’s YouTube Channel

Herald Live spoke to the owner of the beachfront restaurant the suspects robbed, Finnezz Fusion Cafe, at Humerail, and manager Johan Rheeder was quoted as saying: “There was cash on the premises and a laptop under the counter, but they only took the booze [worth about R7 000].”

It was further reported that the suspects made off with costly liquor such as Hennessy cognac and Glen Moray whisky.

Police reportedly confirmed that they were investigating the case of break-in at the cafe.

A pastor further told Herald Live that a staff member watched the video footage of the suspects robbing the cafe and believed that the same suspects were alleged to have been seen on the church’s video footage breaking into the church and stealing a 55-inch television set. A case has been opened.

It is believed that the suspects broke into the church about 90 minutes after breaking into the restaurant on December 12.

View the video footage posted on the Herald Live website:

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