Four at large after Spar robbery

FILE PICTURE: A South African Police Vehicle. Picture: Neil McCartney

FILE PICTURE: A South African Police Vehicle. Picture: Neil McCartney

Four suspects are still at large after a robbery at a Spar in Pretoria on Sunday evening, police said.

The balaclava-clad armed men allegedly entered the Woodhill Spar in Garsfontein and took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing, Rekord East reported.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Dave Muller said the four armed men casually entered the supermarket and forced employees to hand over money. Muller added the alleged robbers fired seven to eight shots at the property as they left the store.

“No one was injured during the robbery. There is only damage to the property itself,” Muller said.

He said the four men fled in a white Nissan Juke.

Last month, police opened a case of armed robbery after armed men allegedly robbed cash-in-transit guards outside the the Spar in Valhalla, Centurion. According to an eyewitness, the shop was closed and shoppers were rushed upstairs to the storeroom for safety. The men reportedly fired about five shots before fleeing.

In January, four armed men allegedly robbed the Lakeside Spar in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. The suspects reportedly forced themselves into the manager’s office while he was handing over the store’s takings to a cash-in-transit guard.The men allegedly disarmed the guard before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money.

– Caxton News Service

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