Businesses in Athlone under siege from an armed gang

Businesses in Athlone under siege from an armed gang

Cape Town – Businesses in Athlone say they are under siege from an armed gang they believe is part of a syndicate targeting them.

Elite Wholesalers was held up by a gang about 11am on Monday in the third such attack in Athlone in recent weeks.

A packer was shot in the stomach

The man, who is in hospital, is deaf and apparently did not understand what the robbers wanted him to do when they demanded that he “get down”.

The robbers left empty-handed.

Provincial police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said it had been reported that four gunmen entered the store and shot one of the workers before fleeing in a white Toyota Corolla.

Police are investigating a case of attempted murder…

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