Overport business staff robbed at gunpoint

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Overport business staff robbed at gunpoint

Armed robbers held up staff and customers at an Overport business premises on Friday night and fled with cash and other valuables.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said two armed men stormed into the Brickfield Road shop and held up staff at gunpoint at around 6.40pm.

“The men forced staff and customers to lie on the floor and demanded that the safe in the office be opened. They fled with an undisclosed sum of cash from a cash register, a CCTV DVR, a cellphone and other goods from the business,” he said.

Mathios said the gang fled in a blue VW Polo Vivo. No injuries were reported.

Sydenham SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

In a separate incident in Overport, a 76-year-old woman was lucky to escape unscathed when she was accosted by two men on Sunday evening.

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