South Africa 24.4.2015 01:00 pm

Alberton Spar armed robbery foiled by police

Metro Police (Pic: Thinkstock)

Metro Police (Pic: Thinkstock)

A group of ten armed robbers stormed into the Crestview Spar in South Crest, Alberton, in Gauteng.

Marcia, a floor manager, was in an aisle with a customer on Wednesday when she suddenly heard people running and shouting from the entrance. She ran to the back of the store with other customers and workers and hid, Alberton Record reported.

“After entering, one suspect shouted for the door to be closed. His accomplices pulled out guns and started raiding the shop, emptying tills,” added Marcia.

“One robber couldn’t cope with the weight of the coin box and eventually dropped it. The other robbers ran out and fled in vehicles. They left him and one other suspect behind, and upon exiting the store they were apprehended by police,” said Marcia.

The suspect was identified as having been involved in the previous Spar robberies and the shooting of the Kenilworth Spar store manager on March 7 this year.

A police officer from Alberton police said a case of business robbery was under investigation.

Last month, four suspects were sought by police after a robbery at a Spar in Pretoria.

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

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.

– Caxton News Service

 

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