Armed Robberies: Spreading Across The City
A business in Walmer luckily escaped injury on Wednesday when a gang of five armed men invaded their business and robbed them at gunpoint.
Six employees were pinned down and robbed of their belongings including items from the business.
The five suspects, armed with firearms instructed the employees to lie down on the floor, to avoid being hurt, while they proceeded to ransack the business in search of valuables. The suspects fled the scene by stealing a vehicle from the business, with a number of cellphones and laptops. Fortunately, no injuries were reported and SAPS took over the scene.
In a separate incident another business, this time in Uitenhage, was the victim of an armed robbery. Two employees were on site when a friend entered the building, using this opportunity, six armed suspects entered the store. One employee was assaulted and beaten by the armed suspects. The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. The injured employee was taken to the hospital for treatment.
An Atlas Security Armed Response Officer responded to a panic signal that a guard on-site in William Moffett had been held up at gunpoint after an unknown amount of suspects in a vehicle had broken into a store on site. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of merchandise, including the radio from the guard, which was later found in Kempston Road.
Hijackings, burglaries and business armed robberies – Nelson Mandela Bay was a hive of criminal activity over the last 12 hours. We advise taking a layered approach to securing your property. Starting with the outer perimeter and working your way in, ensure your outer perimeter is well lit and clear of dense bushes to avoid hijacking situations. It is also vital to ensure that your gate, garden beams, CCTV and of course your alarm system are all in good working order.