A luxury vehicle showroom near Paarden Eiland in Cape Town was ransacked by approximately 40 suspects on Wednesday, February 17.
The suspects allegedly threatened staff with firearms and demanded to be given vehicles. When their request was refused they proceeded to vandalise the cars on the showroom floor. The incident was captured on CCTV – which shows suspects smashing the windows and lights of the cars – and cellphone footage recorded by staff after the fact displays the wanton destruction caused by the suspects.
#footage of incident in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town where suspects damaged luxurious cars and beat up staff. At this dealership.. Watch @BOSBEER2006 @1SecondLater @MARIUSBROODRYK @News24 @SAPoliceService @eNCA @SABCNews @JulianJansen pic.twitter.com/TAkEViO0QB
— BOSBEER.COM (@BOSBEER2006) February 17, 2021
Car showroom in Northgate, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town- staff assaulted and cars damaged. pic.twitter.com/WQ8e2caSuL
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) February 17, 2021
At least eight vehicles were damaged in the attack, according to Radio 786. Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.
She added that police are not ruling out that the incident may have been extortion-related.
Police are investigating cases of business robbery and malicious damage to property.
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Picture: Screenshot from video