Manhunt underway after four men robbed Shoprite Westridge

Mitchells Plain police are investigating a case of business robbery, following an incident at Shoprite in Westridge, on Thursday morning.


According to the police’s FC van Wyk, staff members arrived at work at about 05:45 and were approached by four unidentified armed men who were dressed in security uniforms.

‘’The workers were instructed to deactivate the alarm systems before entering the shop. All the staff members were held hostage at gunpoint as well as the safe-key holder who was threatened to open the safe,’’ said Captain F.C Van Wyk.

‘’After opening the safe, the suspects took four bags with an undisclosed amount of cash, cigarettes and cellular telephones before they fled the scene in a white LDV (light delivery vehicle),’’ he added.

Van Wyk said that no shots were fired and no injuries were sustained.

Shoprite condemned the robbery

“No one was injured during the incident and trauma counselling has been arranged for all employees involved. The supermarket chain denounces acts of crime committed against our stores, which ultimately puts the safety of our customers and employees at risk. We call on the public to report any information,’’ it said in a statement.

Anyone with any information about this incident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.


Done By: Mitchum George


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