Police train their weapons on the Cash Crusaders store in Strand Street during a brazen robbery. Picture: Supplied
Cape Town - The police have launched a manhunt for two suspects following a robbery at a Cash Crusaders store in Strand Street on Wednesday.

"Cape Town police are investigating circumstances surrounding a business robbery at a second hand goods store on the corner of Strand and Loop Streets at 11.47am," police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said. 

"According to available information, two suspects entered the premises, threatened employees with a firearm and a knife and ordered them to go to the back of the store. The suspects fled the scene with a cellphone. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues."

The ordeal locked down the CBD for more than an hour as scores of police, tactical response and fire department vehicles converged on the scene. 

Initially, it was believed to have been a hostage drama, but the police have since confirmed it was a robbery. 

Earlier reports seemed to suggest a suspect was arrested.

However, the police confirmed that no arrests had yet been made.

By 3pm on Wednesday, everything appeared to have returned to normal on Strand Street. 

Cape Argus