Armed gang holds up security guards, breaks into Durban liquor store

Police are investigating a case of business robbery after Pick n Pay Liquors was broken into and robbed in Berea on Tuesday. File photo.
Police are investigating a case of business robbery after Pick n Pay Liquors was broken into and robbed in Berea on Tuesday. File photo.
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An armed gang escaped with a loot of alcohol after breaking into a liquor store in Berea, Durban, on Tuesday morning.

According to police, the incident occurred at Pick n Pay Liquors at the Berea Centre about 5am. 

Police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala said a group of men allegedly held the security guards at gunpoint.

“One of the suspects threatened them with a firearm and the thieves broke the glass door. They took various liquors from the business premises before fleeing in their getaway vehicle. A case of business robbery has been opened for investigation at Umbilo SAPS,” said Gwala.


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