Members of the SAPS are hunting for suspects linked to the business robbery that resulted in the kidnapping of a Pakistani shopkeeper.
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The suspects allegedly fled with an undisclosed amount of money and a 26-year-old man who runs the Airport Cash and Carry store at Airport Industria.
Spokesperson for the SAPS Captain FC van Wyk, Bishop Lavis police registered cases of business robbery and kidnapping following an incident at about 11:30am on Friday at a cash and carry in Birmingham Road.
“According to reports three unidentified males, armed, entered the shop and threatened the two males inside,” he said.
“They took an undisclosed amount of cash and took the one male, a 26-year-old, with them when they fled the scene in a Toyota Corolla in an unknown direction.”
“No shots were fired. The case was transferred to the provincial organised crime unit.”
Speaking to IOL, United Public Safety Front Regional Coordinator Imraahn Mukaddam said the latest kidnapping incident was concerning.
“It has been quiet in the last few months and this case is quite shocking. We can only hope this is the first of many and that it won’t be as bad as a year or two ago,” he said.
“We take this very seriously and hope the victim returns home safely.”
When the Weekend Argus arrived at the shop on Saturday, it was closed with relatives of the kidnapped man refusing to speak to the media.
This incident comes after Knysna police rescued a Malawian national a day after he was kidnapped for ransom and arrested four suspects after finding drugs and money at their hideout last month.
Anyone with any information about this incident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
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