A Phoenix school and a supermarket were among the many businesses which were hit down by robbers, last week.
On Friday morning, at the school, the security guard was confronted by four men who threatened him with a firearm. The men, all believed to be between the ages of 25 and 30, tied up the security guard and took the gate keys from him.
This allowed them to bring in a white Nissan Bakkie onto the school premises. The men forced open the computer room and loaded the computers into the bakkie before driving off with them.
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The guard managed to free himself and alert the police after the suspects had fled the scene.
The incident comes after a merchandiser on duty at a supermarket was entering the canteen when he was approached by six unknown men.
One of the men withdrew a firearm as two others grabbed hold of him. The suspect with the firearm pointed it at him and demanded the safe keys while the remaining suspects searched the canteen.
When the suspects could not locate the safe keys, they grabbed a Samsung J2, valued at R2500, and fled the scene.
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The victim rushed outside and informed the security company on duty who gave chase, however, the suspects managed to evade capture.
Cpt Louise Naidoo, communications officer of Phoenix SAPS, said, “The suspects fled in a white BMW, the registration was not noticed by witnesses as it was still dark. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.”
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