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newsIOL News reports that police in Durban are investigating a case of robbery after a group of men stormed the Checkers store in Windermere Centre on Thursday morning.

The armed men were apparently dressed in full Checkers uniform. Four men allegedly entered the store from the receiving section, pretending to be employees at the store. They then produced firearms and forced staff towards the basement and made them lie down on the floor. They demanded that staff hand over their personal belongings. The perpetrators then fled the scene. A police spokesperson indicated: “It is alleged that three armed men forced the employees and security inside the business premises and robbed them of cellphones and their belongings. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.” In a statement, Checkers confirmed that no-one was seriously injured during the incident and trauma counselling had been arranged for all employees involved. Last week, the Tafelkop Mall was robbed by a group of armed people dressed as police officers and purporting to be officers. They robbed security officers of cellphones, two-way radios and an official jacket.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Se-Anne Rall at IOL News

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