Bothasig liquor store burgled, after alcohol ban was reinstated

Cape Town police are probing a case of a burglary at a business premises after a liquor store in Bothasig was burgled in the early hours of Tuesday, 14 July 2020.

In his state of the nation address on Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa reinstated the ban on the sale, dispensing and distribution of alcohol with immediate effect. Ramaphosa says the ban would assist in reducing pressure at trauma units in hospitals across the country.

Police spokesperson, Brigadier Novela Potelwa, said that the liquor store owner was alerted of the incident when the alarm system went off.

‘’Preliminary reports indicate that at 04:35 the owner of a liquor outlet located at Village Centre, in Vryburger Drive, Bothasig, was alerted to the activation of an alarm system by a security company on the premises.  On arrival he discovered that the security gates in front of the store had been forcibly removed and a window next to the door was broken. A substantial quantity of high-end liquor bottles had been stolen.’’

Potelwa added that a case of burglary at a business premises and theft was subsequently opened by Bothasig police.

Anyone with information that can assist with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stop on 0860010111.

Done By: Mitchum George


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