Five armed men rob Universitas store


Bloemfontein police are looking for five armed men who robbed a grocery store in Universitas just before closing time on Tuesday night.

Park Road Police Station spokesperson, Captain Chaka Marope, said the men stole cash and cell phone vouchers.

It is alleged that the men, armed with handguns and wearing balaclavas, stormed into the store in Paul Kruger Avenue in Universitas and held a security guard and cashier at gunpoint.

One or two of the robbers then emptied the cash register of an unknown amount of money and took various airtime vouchers with an estimated value of R2000.

Marope said the men escaped the scene on foot. He said no shots were fired and no-one sustained any injuries during the incident.

Police are investigating a business robbery case. Marope said anyone with information on the robbery or the whereabouts of the suspects must contact the Parkweg Police Station.

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