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Cape Town Pick n Pay hit by a gang of armed robbers

The perps made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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A gang of armed robbers hit a Pick n Pay outlet in the Cape Town suburb of Observatory on Friday morning.

According to News24, the unidentified, heavily armed suspects entered the store at around 6:00, tied the staff up in a store room, before making off with an undisclosed amount of money.

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Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said no shots were fired during the robbery and none of the workers were physically hurt.

“According to reports, a group of men with firearms forced their way into the shop through a back entrance, tied all the workers up in a store room, and forced the key holder to open a couple of safes,” he said.

“The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash from the safes and fled in an unknown vehicle in the direction of the N2 highway.”

Van Wyk said the suspects are still at large and police are investigating a case of business robbery.

“Police crime scene experts are still on the scene, combing the area for clues,” he added.

More to follow.

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