- Cops are looking for help to identify men who stole movie-making equipment worth an estimated R4 million
- The thugs pretended to be customers when walking into the Cape Town movie equipment shop
- They then produced guns and forced the employees of the equipment store to hand over the equipment
South African police authorities have asked the public to come forward with any information they may have on the thugs who recently robbed a movie camera equipment store in Glenville Terrace Gardens, Cape Town on 13 November at around 9:15am.
According to reports, the thugs walked into the equipment store while pretending to be customers interested in making a purchase. A few minutes passed and they drew their guns, demanding that the staff members hand over the merchandise. The entire occurence was caught on a security camera inside the store.
The brazen thugs got away with an estimated R4 million worth of movie-making camera equipment in a white Toyota Etios and a brown Toyota Corolla, police captain FC Van Wyk said in a News24 article.
In other Briefly.co.za news, robbery and other crimes are an everyday thing in South Africa. A harrowing clip of people getting robbed at gunpoint while pouring petrol at a local Engen petrol garage has been shared online.
In the clip, two petrol attendants are seen having a conversation while one of them pours petrol into a white Range Rover. Soon thereafter, a white car stops in front of the Range Rover and two gun-wielding men jump out.
One of the petrol attendants quickly scurries away while the other calmly continues pouring petrol for his customers. Meanwhile, the armed thugs collect a few items from the driver of the Range Rover and then quickly jump back into their getaway vehicle.
Locals had this to say about the scary clip:
"What is sad about our country, you take out your gun and shoot them then you will be punished, they will say they posed no threat."
"If I was the attendant, I'll spray them with the fuel hose. Errrmmmm. You shoot we all go boom."
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