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SMOKE AND CHAOS: ARMED GANG PULL OFF BRAZEN JEWELLERY STORE HEIST

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A brazen unmasked gang is currently on the run in the Middleburg area after being involved in a string of robberies.

CCTV footage has been released of their latest heist in an attempt to catch the gang.

The incident occurred on the 18th of October at the Touch of Gold Jewellery Store in Middelburg Mall.

Image: Middelburg Observer

An eyewitness, who was close to the jewelry store close to the Woolworths entrance, said that she heard what sounded like gunshots whilst talking to a friend at around 11:30.

The witness recalled how unmasked men used “shiny sharp types of hammers” to break the display windows at the shopfront. They then emptied the contents into black plastic bags.

From the official CCTV store video below one can see a group of men armed with pistols enter the jewelry store and begin smashing cabinets with hammers. They order staff to stay quiet and get on the floor. Shortly afterward canisters were set off as the room quickly filled with smoke.

An undisclosed amount of goods were stolen as the men casually fill their bags and walk out.

Image: Middelburg Observer

Police have released a series of videos over the past two days in an attempt to bring these criminals to book. They have urged anyone with information to urgently contact Officer Shadrack Nkosi on 072 320 3247.

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