- A disturbing video has been shared on social media showing the aftermath of a liquor store being raided
- Four men entered the premises of the Durban bottle store and emptied the shelves
- It is believed that crime syndicates are running operations to sell the liquor on the black market at inflated prices
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A video of the results after a Durban liquor store was looted has been shared online. The outlet was raided by four men at around 5am on Tuesday morning.
Video footage showed the Pick n Pay liquor outlet in the Berea Shopping Centre become the latest shop to fall victim to thirsty South Africans. According to IOL, the men arrived in a white Atios and entered the store by smashing the windows. It is unclear how much liquor was stolen, however many shelves were emptied.
According to the police, the robbers held up the security guards at the centre before they raided the store.
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This incident is one of many cases of looted liquor stores since the beginning of the lockdown over two months ago. It is believed that criminal syndicates are selling the liquor on the black market at inflated prices. The police have reported over 70 similar cases over the last month alone with 174 incidents in total. Gauteng recorded the most, with 46 raided liquor stores.
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