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A 57-year-old businesswoman was robbed by three armed men who invaded her Rockstone Junction, Mabura Access Road grocery store.
Reports are that at about 22:00h the woman was in her shop with her with her grandson when the suspects approached her shop on two XR motorcycles without number plates.
According to Police, one of the suspects went into the shop and purchased a few items then re-joined his accomplices, after which they left the store but were lingering in the area smoking “weed”.
She told Police that the men then rode off in the direction of Mabura and shortly afterwards, she retired to her room. According to the woman, about 20 minutes later, her dogs began barking continuously causing her grandson to become suspicions. The young lad armed himself with a cutlass and went outside to make checks.
He was then confronted by one of the suspects, who is known to the family from Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke-Linden Highway.
Police said that the suspect choked the businesswoman’s grandson, pointed a hand gun to his head and instructed him to be quiet as his accomplices, whose faces were tied with black jerseys, barged in and confronted his grandmother, whom they told to lay on the ground.
The bandits then relieved the woman of her jewellery valued $240,000 and went to the shop, where they took her “bowl” along with five cellular phones valued at $164,000. The men then escaped and the victims raised an alarm and alerted a car driver who made efforts to apprehend the men, but this proved futile.
Ranks from Mabura Police Outpost were alerted about the robbery and an investigation has been launched.