R280 000 gone in 90 seconds

THE IStore at the Glen Shopping Centre was robbed of display units to the value of approximately R280 000 around 22:50 on Tuesday night (December 6).

Five suspects in a white Kia Rio, new shape, entered the premises at 22:51 and walked directly to the IStore. Two of the males had crowbars and smashed the glass panel. The men stole the display units at the store, estimated at R280 000, in approximately 90 seconds.

At around 22:53 the suspects ran out of the building. Thereafter the cleaning supervisor called for backup via radio. The guards chased the men and ran to close the gate but were unlucky. The suspects made it out with the stolen items. The IStore manager received intrusion alerts and the alarm and security companies were alerted.

The mall reaction team pressed the SOS panic buttons and a reaction team arrived thereafter. Police arrived and opened a case burglary and theft and the client was informed of what had transpired.

Spokesperson at Moffatview Police Station, Constable Rebecca Bila, confirmed that a case of burglary at a business premises had been opened and it is still under investigation. No arrests have been made.

The Glen has been contacted for comment. An update to follow.

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Shernovia Reddy
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