Two brazen skelms made off with entjies worth more than R1 million yesterday when they carried out a heist at a huiswinkel in Heideveld.
Manenberg Station commander, Brigadier Sanele Zama, says at about 9.30am, a British American Tobacco (BAT) delivery van arrived at the huiswinkel in Buffelshoek Road to make a delivery.
“Two unidentified males entered the shop and held the delivery men and the shop owner at gunpoint.
“They demanded cash from the shop owner and then forced the BAT employee to open the van.
“They then offloaded the cigarettes into their brown coloured Mercedes-Benz which was used as a getaway vehicle.
“No shots were fired and there were no injuries.”
Zama says a case of business robbery has been opened for investigation and police are appealing for help.
“We have been told that they took cigarettes worth R1 million but this will have to be investigated. It is also not clear why they did not have a security escort.”
Anyone with information can call Manenberg SAPS 021 699 9400 or crime stop 0860010111.