Eastern Cape
Armed crime wave in Eastern Cape over weekend

Port Elizabeth police are searching for four armed men, who robbed a supermarket in Sidwell of a substantial amount of cash on Sunday morning.

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Spokesperson, WO Alwin Labans says the men forced a security guard at gunpoint to the manager’s office of Pick ‘n Pay Commercial Road, demanding cash.

He says the suspects took a large amount of money and fled in a white Nissan 1400 bakkie.

Labans says no shots were fired, and no-one was injured.

Still in Port Elizabeth, police are searching for four armed men, who tried to rob a spaza shop in Walmer Township on Saturday.

WO Labans says the men entered the Somali-owned shop armed with fire arms, and held the owner at gunpoint.

He says six shots were fired, hitting the owner in the stomach, hip and leg.

Labans says he was taken to a local hospital.

He says nothing was taken from the shop, and the suspects fled on foot.

Meanwhile, Uitenhage police are searching for four armed men, following a housebraking in Kamesh at around midnight Saturday.

Spokesperson, WO Gerda Swart says the robbers held the family at gunpoint, and robbed them of cash, jewellery and cellphones.

She says the family was locked inside the house, before the suspects fled the scene in the 50-year old houseowner’s white VW Jetta.

No shots were fired, and no-one was injured.

Source: Algoa FM

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