Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Robbers target jewellery store

By Odette Ismail
19 September 2006


Three robbers fired gunshots while stealing jewellery yesterday at the V&A Waterfront. This took place at the Diamond International jewellery Design Studio at roughly 7-o-clock last night.

A woman standing near to the store told the Cape Times that the suspects ran off with jewellery estimated to be worth more than R1-million. It is when they were blocked by one of the store employees that one of them turned in their tracks and started firing shots.

Police cordoned off the area and took statements from witnesses. Police spokesperson Elliot Sinyangana said that three men wore masks and held up the employees.

They opened the drawers and stole the diamonds. The men drove off in silver Polo Playa and police has launched a search for the suspects.

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