Two suspects took more than 100 brand new cellphones and an undisclosed amount of cash following a robbery at Exact Shop in Mall @ Lebo, Lebowakgomo on Tuesday. The incident happened during normal training hours at about 09:15.
It is alleged that a 34-year-old Cashier was busy helping the customers when one male suspect pretending to be a customer produced a firearm. He threatened to shoot her if she screamed for assistance.
The Cashier was then escorted to the back of the office and found her colleagues with another unknown male suspect. They were then forced to lie on the floor.
EXACT SHOP ROBBERY IN THE MALL @ LEBO SHOCKS ONLOOKERS
The suspects took more than 100 brand new cellphones and an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene through the backfire escape door.
A manhunt for the unknown suspects who committed the crime at Mall @ Lebo in Lebowakgomo is currently underway. Police in Limpopo request anyone with information that can lead to their apprehension is encouraged to contact the Investigating Officer Colonel Mmapitsi Sekotlong on 0825658234. Crime stop number 0860010111 or nearest police station or MySAPSApp.
ANOTHER SHOP ROBBED IN LEBOWAKGOMO ON TUESDAY
Meanwhile, earlier on during the day a 30-year-old Security Officer was conducting guard duties together with his colleague at Mmatjie Shopping Complex, Friendly Frozen Chicken in Zone F Lebowakgomo when they were approached by five unknown male suspects who pointed them with firearms.
The duo were tied with cable ties before being taken to the nearby bushes. They were kept under guard while the other group of two unknown suspects went to the shop. They planted explosives at the two cash safes that were inside.
The suspects managed to blow up the two safes with explosives and took a substantial amount of cash with cigarettes and items worth thousands of rands. Afterwards, the suspects fled the scene with unknown motor vehicles that were hidden in the bushes during the robbery.
The Security Guards were rescued by a passerby in the morning without any injuries. Police were immediately summoned to the scene.
Upon their arrival, the police found the doors of the shop wide open. The cash office completely destroyed by the impact of the explosion.