Notorious ‘Crowbar gang’ robs Veterinary Hospital

Notorious ‘Crowbar gang’ robs Veterinary Hospital

Cape Town – A notorious “crowbar gang” were caught on CCTV camera as they robbed the Kloof Veterinary Hospital in Green Point on Wednesday morning.

Armed response personnel were on the scene within three minutes of the hospital’s alarm being triggered, but it was too late. By that time the four men had stolen two computer screens and a number of computer hard drives, and driven off in a getaway vehicle.

Last month the Weekend Argus published a comprehensive report on the recent exploits of criminal bands who use the “crowbar gang” modus operandi in the southern suburbs and on the Cape Flats. But, as illustrated by the speed of Wednesday morning’s robbery, the “gangs” pose as much of a threat to homes and businesses along the Atlantic seaboard as well.

“This is a major challenge, because these criminals have good knowledge of the alarm systems,” said Michael Bracale, Green Point branch manager for Avenue Response Team.

“The burglars are professional, well organised and they know exactly how long they have before there is a risk of armed response guards arriving at the scene.”…

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