Daylight robbery at Crags
A gang of armed men targeted a Crags shop in broad daylight on Tuesday, stabbed a woman and fled with a large amount of money and other valuable items.
Plettenberg Bay police spokesperson Captain Marlene Pieterse said a preliminary investigation revealed that a man had entered the shop just before 08:00 and pretended to ask for something.
“He came over behind the counter, and was followed by five other men. They closed the door behind them, and demanded money from the 43-year-old woman working in the shop,” Pieterse said. The woman was with a four-year-old girl at the time.
“The suspects shouted and pushed the woman around.”
Pieterse said the suspects then opened the cash register and took an undisclosed amount money before stabbing the victim. She added that the men then pointed a firearm at the woman and demanded money from the shop’s safe.
“She took them to the backroom of the shop, and they took a large sum of money. They also took airtime and cigarettes of an unknown value.” They also took a cellphone and a tablet computer.
“Two of the suspects then fled in a Toyota Hilux bakkie.
“The bakkie was chased by Plettenberg Bay detectives and crime prevention members of Knysna. They arrested the suspects on cases of business robbery and possession of stolen goods.”
The other four suspects are still at large. The two men are set to appear in the Plettenberg Bay Magistrate’s Court this week.