Thieves es­cape with al­co­hol, crates of beer

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - News - Gareth Wil­son

Five men, one armed with a firearm, robbed Top Up Liquors in Di­jon Road, Lor­raine, at about 11am on Fri­day.

The men – all wear­ing hood­ies – held the three em­ploy­ees at gun­point.

One rob­ber stood guard at the door while the oth­ers stole al­co­hol off the shelves.

Dur­ing the rob­bery, one of the rob­bers climbed over the counter while ush­er­ing the em­ploy­ees to the back of the store.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials, the sus­pects – whose get­away ve­hi­cle, a Corsa bakkie, was parked out­side the en­trance – stole sev­eral bot­tles of al­co­hol off the shelves and crates of beer.

CCTV footage showed that the en­tire rob­bery took less than two min­utes.

Po­lice spokesper­son War­rant Of­fi­cer Al­win La­bans said two of the men had entered the shop to buy cig­a­rettes.

“While they were buy­ing these , the other sus­pects entered the shop. One of them was armed with a firearm and ush­ered all the em­ploy­ees to the back of the store.”

La­bans said one of the rob- bers had kept guard at the door to watch for po­lice.

“They stole sev­eral bot­tles of al­co­hol and beer. At this stage the ex­act amount is un­known,” he said.

The men fled in the Corsa bakkie, which had been re­ported as hi­jacked in Al­goa Park last month.

No-one was in­jured in the rob­bery.

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