Five masked men robbed the Computer Mania store at Village Square in Durbanville, on Monday, getting away with R10 000 cash and R400 000 in equipment.
According to Durbanville police spokesman Captain Marchell Rhode, the men wore balaclavas and caps. Two of them pulled guns on staff, customers and a security guard, before locking them in a storeroom.
The robbers took money from the till and 57 laptops, before getting away, without firing a shot, in a silver BMW and a silver Volkswagen Polo, with CA and CAA licence plates.
They are still at large.
In a separate incident, three armed men broke into a house in Shiraz Ebrahim Street, Fisantekraal, and shot the homeowner’s brother in the leg after demanding cash, on Saturday July 11, at 11.20pm,
According to Captain Rhode, the robbers stole a cellphone and an undisclosed amount of cash before running to a nearby squatter camp.
“The homeowner said he did not know any of the suspects and a case of robbery and attempted murder has been opened,” he said.