Police search for liquor store robbers

Police are hunting two armed robbers who held up a Brackenfell liquor store last week.

A man entered the Liquor City Express in HO De Villiers Street last Thursday morning, posing as a customer before pulling out a gun and demanding all the cash in the till, according to Brackenfell police spokeswoman Captain Erica Crous.

“At some point, he told the cashier to sit down on the stool behind the counter because the store is being robbed.

“He then produced a firearm, threatened the cashier and again ordered him to sit, which the cashier then did and demanded all the cash in the cash register.”

The robber allowed the cashier to serve a customer, who walked into the store during the robbery, but before he could do so, a second armed robber appeared and pulled the customer out of the shop.

The robbers fled with cash and liquor in a white Nissan bakkie.

According to the cashier, Sibusiso Magaga, the robbery happened at about 11am.

He was reluctant to speak to the Northern News but said one of the robbers had been a man in his 40s.

Mr Magaga said he had given the robber R1 000 from the till including change after he had threatened him with a gun.