Kimberley - The staff and a customer at the Cell C store at the New Park Shopping Centre in Kimberley were held up at gunpoint by three men, who ransacked the safe after locking them inside it, on Tuesday morning at about 9.45am.
While the store management is still calculating the losses incurred, it is believed that cellphone handsets to the value of about R350 000 were stolen. These included cellphones that had been brought in for repairs.
Sniffer dogs were used to search for clues while onlookers were unable to believe that this type of crime had taken place in broad daylight.
Police spokesman Lieutenant Sergio Kock said the Kimberley police were investigating a business robbery after three unknown men entered the Cell C shop and allegedly threatened the employees with firearms.