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Strand superette twice unlucky as ‘robbers’ hit

A Strand businessman is left bearing the brunt after his store was targeted by armed robbers in two separate incidents a mere month apart.

The owner of Akther Biltong Extreme and Superette at 44 Gordon’s Bay Road was robbed at gunpoint inside the store for a second time last Monday (10 December).

The previous incident occurred on Saturday 3 November, when three men entered the store at 06:38.

According to police, one of the men entered the store with a big bag, while another posed as a customer wanting to buy a cigarette. The owner suspected that something was amiss and remained vigilant while assisting as cashier. When the suspected robber placed his hand inside the bag and revealed a firearm before passing it to another accomplice, the owner immediately pushed the panic button.

At the same time, the robber posing as a customer purchasing a cigarette allegedly plucked out a firearm, threatened the owner at gunpoint and demanded money from the cash register.

The suspects fled the scene with R3 000 in cash, cigarettes valued at R2 000 and a cellphone.

The swift response of armed response officers with the private security company, Gordon’s Bay Security (GBSec), led to the arrest of two suspects. Two 28-year-old men from Lwandle were arrested, the cigarettes and cellphone retrieved, and a firearm seized.

In the more recent incident, five men, of whom three were armed, pounced on the shopkeeper and an employee. Again, one of the men posed as a customer wanting to buy a cigarette.

The suspects looted R6 000 in cash, an undisclosed amount of cigarettes, two smart cellphones, an electronic prepaid device and CCTV recorder before fleeing the scene in a silver Mercedes-Benz with a CA registration.

Once again, GBSec responded to the incident and engaged in a chase in pursuit of the vehicle.

According to police, the vehicle was followed into Lwandle where it was found abandoned in the Masakhane informal settlement.

The CCTV recorder, cigarettes, an electronic prepaid device and a cellphone was recovered. It was later discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen in Nyanga.

Police are investigating cases of business robbery.

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