- A Pietermaritzburg robbery has left one clothing retailer robbed of at least R70 000 worth of merchandise
- According to reports, suspects had timed their attack to coincide perfectly with load shedding
- SA is seriously gatvol and is blaming Eskom for the avoidable robbery
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South Africans are feeling seriously startled following a robbery in Pietermaritzburg. According to police reports, suspects took off with nearly R70 000 worth of merchandise, ransacking a local shoe store during load-shedding.
The incident took place at Rage clothing store on Church Street on Thursday evening. The burglars broke the front door and a security gate and stole clothes, shoes and jewellery, News 24 reports exclusively.
Speaking with the publication, police spokesperson, Kholeka Mhlongo said the shop manager found the door open on Friday morning.
The case is reportedly still being investigated by police.
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Check out the social media reactions to the startling news:
"Eskom pay them not tomorrow not yesterday today. Domkops at Eskom don't think, they should do load-shedding only during the day, night time thieves roaming the streets."
"BTW Mr Cele where's saps, don't they patrol at night man."
"Don’t say we are just another African country… this won’t happen in any other African country. Crime is dealt with decisively in many African countries. Unfortunately, crime pays in South Africa. Thieves are protected and have more rights than victims."
"I think this is actually the whole stock coz rage doesn't cost a lot."
“Inside job”: SA in disbelief over scary video of courier van robbed in daylight
In more crime news, Briefly News previously reported that South African social media users are experiencing yet another robbery that was caught on camera as it happened. In a viral video clip, a pick-up van delivering goods was mugged.
The delivery guys can be seen trying to locate the client but there were guys who are waiting to pounce. It’s a quiet street and the van is nicely parked on the side of the road. The robbers are seen helping themselves with the goods in transit and they later disappear.
The clip is shared by Daniel Marven on Twitter it’s seriously attracting massive reactions from locals who say Mzansi is a crime scene. Daniel posted:
“What a robbery...The 1400 guy is hilarious cause he first just chilled there.”
Check out some of the reactions to the video below:
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“The guy just lost his job.”
“So these are grounds for dismissal?”
“The 1400 guys didn’t think it was a robbery at first, realised only late.”
“Inside Job......so many vehicles leaving the Depo every morning why specifically that one...even knew the delivery spots....Eish the 1400 dude probably on some: bafethu noo hayi endleleni sonke sijarhile...until "ping" yhooo robbery le.”
“Do these people get caught mare.”
“He thought it’s just people blocking traffic.”
Source: Briefly News