Busi­ness­man loses M50k to rob­bers

Sunday Express - - NEWS - Lim­pho Sello News 5

AMAFETENG busi­ness­man of In­dian ori­gin re­cently lost M50 000 cash when rob­bers broke into his hard­ware and fur­ni­ture shop.

Sid­dique Ran­delia, who owns the Cheap Price Fur­ni­ture Shop and Hard­ware said the rob­bers ac­cessed the shop through the roof. He said he found a hole in the shop ceil­ing the next morn­ing.

“The rob­bers took a lap­top bag that had M43 000 and some of the cell­phones that we sell in the shop,” Mr Ran­delia said.

“They also broke the till and stole M6000. Some cell­phone ac­ces­sories worth M2000 were also stolen.”

Po­lice spokesper­son, In­spec­tor Mpiti Mopeli, con­firmed the rob­bery but said no sus­pects had been ar­rested yet.

He said the case was re­ported to Mafeteng Po­lice Sta­tion and in­ves­ti­ga­tions were un­der­way.

Mr Ran­delia said his pri­vate se­cu­rity guard did not re­port for duty on the night that the crime was com­mit­ted.

He also said he re­grets keep­ing large sums of money in the shop.

“If I had a guard from an es­tab­lished se­cu­rity com­pany, he would be li­able for fail­ing to re­port for duty. Also, I should not have left such an amount of money in the shop,” Mr Ran­delia said.

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