Staff held up in robbery

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Armed robbers held up the Pick * Pay Family Store in Observatory last Friday morning.

Woodstock police spokesman Sergeant Hilton Malila said the robbers struck at around 6am, forcing their way into the St Peter’s Square store through a back entrance. They tied staff up in a storeroom and forced an employee with keys to open safes.

“The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash from the safes and fled in an unknown bakkie in the direction of the N2 highway,” said Sergeant Malila.”No shots was fired and no one was injured.We are investigating a business robbery, and the suspects are still at large.”

A Pick * Pay spokesperson said: “We are working closely with the SAPS to investigate the incident and will provide every assistance to them.”

Anyone who witnessed the robbery or has information about it is asked to contact investigating officer Sergeant Andre van Rensburg at 021 486 2870 or Crime Stop at 080010111.

Police arrested a 34-year-old Belhar man in Rondebosch last week for possession of dagga.

Rondebosch police spokesman Warrant Officer Lyndon Sisam said an officer saw a car driving very slowly in Fountain Road on Thursday night after 8pm and pulled it over.

He arrested the driver after finding six small bags of dagga in the car.

A man was mugged while walking in Church Street, Mowbray, on Thursday last week, at 9pm.

Two men jumped out of a gold VW Polo. One had a gun.

They took the man’s laptop and wallet and drove off in the direction of the Main Road towards Mowbray.

They are still at large. Anyone with information, can call station commander, Lieutenant Colonel Barbara Breedt at 082 469 1879

Police arrested three men for possession of a stolen car, on Friday at 6am.

An officer patrolling Main Road noticed a red Citi Golf with three nervous-looking occupants.

He pulled the car over and arrested the men after running a check on the car and finding it had been stolen in Kraaifontein.

A small fire broke out on a train carriage at Woodstock train station last week.

Metrorail spokeswoman Riana Scott said a train snagged the overhead electrical wires near Woodstock on Friday morning, causing sparks and smoke, but the small fire was quickly extinguished.

Damage was minor and no injuries were reported, she said.

“Our teams repaired the overhead wiring and equipment. The Cape Flats and some Bellville trains were rerouted until the line was reopened at 10.58am,” said Ms Scott.

Fire and Rescue’s Theo Layne said firefighters had responded at about 7.25am.