- On Tuesday night, armed men entered the upmarket Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town
- The thugs robbed guests and staff of their personal belongings
- Social media users were outraged over the incident and some felt it would negatively impact the economy
On Wednesday, News24 reported that an upmarket hotel in Cape Town, the Mount Nelson Hotel, had been hit by armed robbers.
According to reports, as many as 15 thugs entered the premises and robbed staff and guests of their personal belongings. The Western Cape police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, confirmed the incident.
"According to reports, 15 unknown men driving two vehicles entered the gate. The security guard at the front gate access control point was pointed [at] with a firearm and threatened," said van Wyk.
Briefly.co.za learned no one was seriously injured and no arrests have been made yet.
News of the robbery at the lavish hotel sparked quite the reaction on social media and South Africans were quick to give their five cents' worth on the incident.
Siphelo "Peli" Tywabi, who goes by the Twitter handle @Peli_Peli07, commented: "Too many guns in this country, its a WAR!!!"
Another tweep, @daniecilliers1, added: "Very bad news for the economy!"
Twitter user, @AudryTindaEboma, wrote: "Might need the army down here as well."
Martin Gillingham, @MartGillingham, said: "If there is one hotel in South Africa which symbolises all that is attractive to foreign visitors it is the Mount Nelson. The @MYANC needs to get a grip on crime."
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