“Eish”: SA caught off guard by robbery of cell phone store filmed in Pretoria
- Foreign-owned mobile phone company in Laudium recently targeted by low-income criminals for quick cash
- Three men were seen arriving at a neighborhood store before holding traders at gunpoint
- CCTV footage capturing the entire incident was shared by Yusuf Abramjee and went viral online
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A cheeky gang of thugs have reportedly hit a cell phone store owned by foreign nationals on the outskirts of Laudium in Pretoria, with the entire incident being taped on CCTV.
Popular Twitter user and anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee shared two videos capturing the spooky incident. The footage begins by showing the hive of activity outside the store before the thieves enter and brandish a group of about nine men inside the store.
Here, people can be seen bustling about before one of the suspects enters the frame, dressed in a black outfit, a cap and a large carrying bag.
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To distract from himself, the man pretends to be on the phone while at least two of his accomplices, who appear in front of the camera coming from different directions, get into position before pouncing on them. unsuspecting victims.
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“Theft from a cell phone store: Laudium Pretoria”, read the scary legend.
The men are then seen entering the store in quick succession. At one point another man, after noticing that something was wrong as he entered the store, attempted to turn around and run away, but was violently pushed back inside. while the group implements its flight plan.
The second video, taken inside, shows how the incident unfolds as terrified shop owners are forced into submission by one of the armed attackers. One of the suspects then jumps over the counter before unloading items into the large carrying bag the thugs brought to the scene.
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Within seconds, the thieves finish their clean-up and are seen scurrying out of the store and into the night. The two clips capturing the traumatic event have been viewed almost 40,000 times in total.
As expected, social media dwellers reacted to the scenes with horror. Many lamented the act while others leveled a barrage of criticism at foreign-owned stores for the quality of the gadgets sold, with some even making the bold claim that they were selling stolen goods.
Brief News set out to go down all comments to bring readers all the notable reactions.
“Lol, why are they running?” “
“Most economists and lawmakers know that people need sustainable jobs. Look at Iceland, crime is at its lowest. People are working and the economy is doing well. Finally, you cannot quit a paid job and go and commit a crime. The chances are very small. “
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“I didn’t mean to laugh but the last part killed me. The way they got away.”