- A bunch of robbers who gained entry to a boutique retailer in Polokwane on Thursday morning made off with 1000’s of rand value of clothes.
- The proprietor mentioned this was the third time his retailer had been ransacked utilizing the identical modus operandi.
- The police mentioned they had been “on the heels” of the suspects concerned within the incident.
A boutique clothes retailer on the Normal Financial institution Sq. retail buying centre in Polokwane was damaged into within the early hours of Thursday.
The incident was caught on CCTV digicam and the footage reveals the lads forcefully coming into the shop. Moments later, they’re seen hauling baggage of loot from the store.
Police mentioned the suspects stole garments and footwear valued at “1000’s of rand”, including they had been “on the heels” of the perpetrators concerned within the housebreaking.
The proprietor of Lahom Clothes Ideas, Thabo Mohale, mentioned he was “shocked” to be taught of the looting at certainly one of his 5 boutique shops.
“It was brutal. They got here and picked up every part they wished. If the alarm did not go off the store would have been cleared,” he advised News24.
Mohale mentioned this was the third time his retailer had been robbed, first in 2007 and once more in 2018, and every time the identical modus operandi was adopted.
He added he believed the group was an organised crime syndicate.
“How do you steal a whole bunch of fits in lower than a couple of minutes, and over 100 pairs of trousers, shirts and belts? The place are they taking it? The place is the market?”
Mohale mentioned his clothes had been curated and handpicked and changing these “distinctive” objects with insurance coverage wouldn’t be simple.
“I am offended as a result of I’ve no job to do now. They’re closing me down like this.”
Mohale mentioned it felt like an “annual occasion” the place small companies had been being sabotaged.
“How am I going to stand up in spite of everything this? I haven’t got the power. My premiums are going to go up and who’s going to foot that invoice?”