Four men wanted for supermarket robbery

Cosmo City businessman, Chalhv Ali, with the cement post that was used to break through his shop wall.

 

COSMO CITY – A Cosmo City businessman Chalhv Ali (31) is counting his losses after his mini supermarket was burgled and he was robbed at knifepoint in the early morning of 7 March.

Ali, a supermarket owner, told Randburg Sun that the four suspects used a cement post to break through the shop’s wall, where he was sleeping with his wife and four-month-old baby.

“We were awoken when the suspects broke a hole through the brick wall using a cement pole. The two suspects entered the shop, held us at knifepoint and looted the shop,” said Ali.

He added that the suspects made off with R6 700, important documents and his two smartphones. He also had to hire a local builder to repair the wall.

A devastated Ali said the incident has shaken all other business owners in the area.

“We are worried that these criminals will start planning attacks on other businessmen,” Ali explained.

He also mentioned that they now rely on the police to help them because when they fight back against the criminals, they are either victimised by the community or arrested by the police.

Honeydew police spokesperson Captain Balan Muthan said a case of business robbery and damage to property is being investigated.

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