Armed men rob copy shop in Bloemfontein


Two knive-wielding men robbed a copy shop located at the Bloemfontein Tourism Centre this morning in Willows.

The two Zulu speaking men, dressed in blue jeans and white T-shirts, entered the shop posing as customers shortly after 7:30.

After entering the shop, both suspects produced knives and threatened the cashier. They tied her up with strings on both legs and hands.

One suspect jumped over the counter then took an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register. Before fleeing from the shop, they also grabbed two cell phones belonging to the cashier and one laptop valued at R12 000.

A 36 –year-old cashier managed to untie herself few moments after the suspects had fled from the scene and alerted the police. The police are asking members of the public to be aware of these two men, who are reportedly 1.7 metres  and 1.6 metres tall respectively.

According to Parkweg Police Spokesperson, Chaka Marope, no arrests have been made and the investigation is still underway. Police are continuing with investigation and no arrests made so far.

Pulane Choane/Courant News