Serial robbers? Despatch police appeal for leads after another shop robbed

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Police in Despatch have appealed to the public for assistance in their investigations after two men allegedly robbed the Gohar Supermarket in Main Street, Despatch, on Thursday, at about 17:00.

According to the police, the two men pretended to be customers entered the shop. One of the suspects held a shop assistant, who was alone, at gunpoint, while the other ransacked the shop.

“Suspects stole undisclosed amount of cash, cigarettes and a cell phone, before fleeing on foot,” said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

He added that no person was injured and no shots were fired.

Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the two suspects can contact crime stop or Despatch Detectives Services on 041 933 8000.

The appeal comes after two armed suspects allegedly robbed the Despatch Liquor Mart along Botha Street, Despatch, on Monday afternoon, at about 13:00. No one was injured in the incident and no arrests have been made so far.