Popular shopping hub The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock was hit by an armed gang on Monday morning following the opening of a new drone store.
The new store, called DJI, specialises in drone technology and had only been open for a week and a half when the organised robbers targeted it.
Police spokesman FC van Wyk told IOL that four suspects, two of whom were armed, entered the store at around 11.30am and ordered the staff to lie down on the floor.
“According to reports four unknown males entered the shop, two positively armed. The suspects instructed everyone to lie down on the ground,” Van Wyk said on Tuesday.
“They then took several items from the shop and fled the scene in a red golf GTI in an unknown direction. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported during this incident.”
A nearby shop assistant reportedly saw the robbers as they fled and confirmed that they were not wearing any masks or hiding their identity at all.
The assistant also noted that while they were fleeing the scene the gang crashed into another vehicle as they drove past the security boom at the entrance of The Old Biscuit Mill.
Picture: Facebook/The Old Biscuit Mill