Shop-owner and assistant recovering in hospital following armed robbery

MARCH 15, 2017
Shop-owner and assistant recovering in hospital following armed robbery

Humansdorp police are investigating a case of armed business robbery that allegedly occurred on Monday night at a shop in Jeugkamp, Humansdorp. 

"It is alleged that about seven suspects (one armed with a firearm) entered the shop and threatened the shop-owner and his assistant with the firearm," described police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart. 

"The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money and groceries during the robbery. 

"It is further alleged that the armed suspect fired a shot, which struck both the shop-keeper and his assistant in their arms, as they were standing behind each other."

The suspects fled and the police were summoned to the scene. 

"Both victims were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment," said Captain Swart. 

"Humansdorp Detectives are following up on leads and anyone who might be able to assist with information about the incident is requested to contact Humansdorp SAPS on 042 200 4700 or Crime Stop 0860010111."