Store owner stripped of R28 000 by seven armed men

Seven men stripped store owner of R28 000.

KwaThema – The police are investigating a case of business robbery following an incident that occurred on Tuesday at about 5.30pm at Masimini.

According to police, the complainant (25), alleges that he was at his shop when his uncle arrived in the company of seven men.

KwaThema police spokesman, Captain Thabo Sibuyi, says it is alleged that the man inside the store was ordered to open the shop or else they were going to kill his uncle.

“Three of the men were recognisable and the other four could not be recognised. One was carrying a firearm and two were carrying knives.

“The complainant opened the shop’s door and as soon as the robbers gained access to the shop, they demanded money and R28 000 was given to them.”

The owner of the shop claimed he was going to use this money to stock up his store.

Sibuyi says that the complainant was allegedly assaulted afterwards with a firearm.

“This resulted in him giving the suspects the money that he had in the shop and his cell phone was also taken.

“The complainant’s brother was also assaulted and taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

“No arrests have been made but the case is still being investigated by the police,” he says.

Sibuyi says anyone with information can contact KwaThema Police on 011 812 4600.

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