Armed Robbery at Blouberg Eatery

According to Table View police an armed robbery took place at a popular restaurant at Marine Circle, Bloubergstrand, on Sunday 19 February.

A traumatised employee told officers that three men, of whom one had a firearm, approached him inside the premises around 10:00. The complainant ran to press the panic button but was prevented from doing so by one of the suspects who forced him to the ground, and threathened him with the firearm.

Locked inside a room
After rummaging through the tills the suspects took the victim to a room and locked the door. A few moments later, the suspects brought more victims to the room and locked the door again. After half an hour the victims heard their colleagues inside the restaurant and shouted for help. They were freed and immediately pressed the panic button.

Offered victim support
The suspects fled the scene with cash, the employees’ cell phones and liquor. No one was injured during the incident and no shots were fired. The traumatised staff was offered victim support.



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