- A clip of some criminals robbing a Welkom Supermarket has been shared on Facebook
- In the video footage, the armed men take who appears to be employees into a back room where they presumably robbed them of the store's cash
- Many concerned Welkom citizens headed to the comment section and shared their thoughts
A Welkom Supermarket got robbed by thugs who were heavily armed in the early hours of Friday morning this week. In security camera footage, the thugs can be seen pointing their firearms at employees, who more than once try to get away.
"Between 8 and 10 heavily armed men robbed Welkom Market early today 28 May 2021 in Welkom. Suspects fled the scene in two Mercedes Benz vehicles, one white in colour and the other silver in the direction of Bronville.
"Do not approach suspects but inform SAPS if spotted. No further information available, this is a developing story," a WelkomCity Stad reads.
Locals had this to say about the robbery:
Stavroula Papagapiou said:
"Masks are a huge problem.. criminals found the excuse of masks to rob easier. Masks do not help us with corona but we become victims of crime easier."
Jafta Sefatsa said:
Luks Bangani said:
"Yhooo this is bad CRS."
In other Briefly News, there’s a new trend growing in South Africa where thugs snatch phones from unsuspecting passengers or drivers. In the latest incident, a video has surfaced on social media where a member of the community lost his mobile phone to the thugs.
Mzansi social media users have also shared their thoughts on the clip that's doing the rounds on Twitter, some saying the robbers are not brave as they must be focusing on their future crime careers or even planning to rob cash-in-transit vehicles.
@Bymachub says he was visiting a township in Soweto called Braamfischer and the robbery took place this past weekend.
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