CAPE TOWN – A popular bar and restaurant at the Milnerton Mall on Koeberg Road has once again come under attack by a group of armed robbers.
The target – twice in just over a month – was The Lighthouse on Loxton Bar and Grill and its Café Loxton.
Tygerburger reported that the first attack took place in August in which a 60-year-old cashier was attacked by three men.
The cahier was assaulted and robbed before his attacker fled. CCTV footage of the attack was also shared via social media.
A few weeks later, an ATM at Kwikspar at the same mall was bombed. The suspects fired shots at an alarm response security officer while fleeing the scene. The guard fortunately escaped unharmed.
On Tuesday last week, another group attacked, the police say.
Craig Pederson, project manager at Milnerton Crime Watch, says the attack occurred around 21:00.
He says four men entered the Milnerton Mall from Loxton Road and approached the night security guard on duty, threatening him with a firearm.
The guard was relieved of his radio and locked in a store room, Pedersen says.
“The four suspects then processed to the bar and restaurant where they held up the staff at gun point, making away with the contents of cash register and some sundry items,” Pedersen says.
The suspects fled on foot via Loxton Road and into Koeberg Road.
“It’s possible they had a vehicle waiting nearby, CCTV footage was viewed police and clear images of the suspects were provided to the investigating officer, n shots were fired and no injuries reported,” says Pedersen, an expert in safety and security.
According to the report, Captain Nopaya Madyibi, Milnerton police spokesperson, confirmed the attack. She says police are now searching for the suspects.
>Anyone with information on suspects is urged to contact the Milnerton police on 0215283017 or Crime Stop on 0860010111