Lenasia Car Dealership Robbed by Group of Gunmen, 6 Vehicles Stolen

Lenasia Car Dealership Robbed by Group of Gunmen, 6 Vehicles Stolen

  • A car dealership in Lenasia, Gauteng, was robbed yesterday by a group of armed men who demanded keys to certain vehicles
  • The men did not injure anyone but managed to get away with six vehicles, including Volkswagens and BMWs
  • South Africans were stunned by news of the incident and some blamed the government and police

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LENASIA - Yesterday (14 February), a group of armed men robbed a car dealership in Lenasia, Gauteng and fled with six of the dealership's vehicles, including BMWs and Volkswagens.

Colonel Dimakatso Sello, a South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson, said that the group stormed into the dealership and demanded to be given the keys to certain vehicles while holding staff members up at gunpoint.

However, none of the group members fired their guns or injured anyone during the incident, News24 reports. According to JacarandaFM, A business robbery case has been opened with Lenasia SAPS and is being investigated.

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Six vehicles were stolen at gunpoint from a Lenasia car dealership. Image: Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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Reactions to the car dealership robbery

@JMulibana believes:

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"They are already in Maputo the dealership must sue our government."

@XolaniMamkeli asked:

"Are you serious? It's very hectic in this country. What must be done to avert this?"

@LegodiWaga remarked:

"This is what happens when you tell people there's no hope for them to get jobs."

@hlayi_b said:

"We don't have police in South Africa."

@KeMariri shared:

"They will be arrested ... don't worry."

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She shared a snap on Twitter in total disbelief at the theft. Her walls were still up and the metal finishings above them as well as the parts that connected the gate to the wall were still where they should be.

Although a number of South African showed genuine concern in their responses, a large majority tried to make light of the situation by sharing jokes and memes.

Source: Briefly News

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