Shop robbed, customers ordered to steal


A supermarket owned by Bangladeshis has been robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash, cellphones and cigarettes.

Four armed men entered the supermarket, east of Johannesburg, at 10am on Wednesday, rounded up customers and instructed the owners to give them money.

Captain Alfred Nakana, a police spokesman, said: "After taking the money, cellphones and cigarettes, they instructed all customers to take all the things they had intended to buy and leave the store without paying for them... they did as told."

The men then fled the scene. No one was injured and no arrests have been made.

In an unrelated incident, four men have been arrested for dealing in dagga in Daveyton during a "clean-up". The police confiscated dagga with the street value of R12 000.

The four are expected to appear in the Daveyton Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

- Sapa

Report ID: 155
Crime Category: Robbery
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: N/A
Address: East of Johannesburg
Crime Date/Time: 17 Feb 2010, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 18 Feb 2010, 10:02 AM
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