Armed thugs overpower staff, rob business, Honeydew

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Armed thugs overpower staff, rob business, Honeydew
Armed thugs overpower staff, rob business, Honeydew

Just before 09:00 this morning, 26 September 2018, the Drift Reaction cc control centre received a panic signal from a shop as well as a call from our guard at the business (close to Zandspruit) for urgent assistance. Tactical units were dispatched.

On arrival they met up with the shop owner. She said that she was busy in her office when she saw a commotion downstairs at the cashier counter.

She thought it was an argument between the cashier and a customer and as she walked down the stairs four armed suspects overpowered her and pushed her back into her office. They tried to tie her hands to her office chair but the cord was not long enough. They kept on asking where the safe was and threatened to shoot her if she tried anything.

They ransacked the office going through all the drawers where they found the cash.

CCTV footage shows six armed suspects who were on the property for quite some time. They kept on walking in and out of the shop acting as customers. As the guard walked up to patrol the top section of the business they acted.

The footage shows them overpowering the cashier pointing the firearms in her face demanding cash, her cell phone and cigarettes. She handed them the cash in the register.

One suspect (look-out) stood at the door while casually drinking a bottle water. He kept an eye on the security guard.

The whole robbery took about four minutes since they entered the shop. They fled towards a car parked in the parking area and drove off. No shots were fired and nobody was physically harmed although traumatised after their ordeal.

Police opened a case of armed robbery and are investigating.

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