Cops searching for thugs who stole R4m worth of movie camera equipment

Cops searching for thugs who stole R4m worth of movie camera equipment

- 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

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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.

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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.

Cops search for thugs who stole 4m worth of movie camera equipment
Cops are asking for help finding this thug and his accomplices. Source: SAPS
Source: Depositphotos

In other 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.

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Locals had this to say about the scary clip:

@Ddawg86 said:

"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."

@bgpraise said:

"If I was the attendant, I'll spray them with the fuel hose. Errrmmmm. You shoot we all go boom."

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