Shopkeeper stays lacking after being kidnapped in the course of retailer theft

Cape Town – Family and associates of a Pakistani shopkeeper kidnapped at Airport Industria stay silent, fearing for his protection as they wait to listen to from the abductors.

A consultant of the Somali Association SA, who selected to stay nameless, reported: “The family is not yet ready to talk to any media as they wait to hear from the kidnappers. Nobody knows the motive but as soon as the family is ready they will reply to all the media’s questions.”

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Police reported the shopkeeper was kidnapped in the course of a retailer theft on Friday. They additionally took an undisclosed sum of money with them.

SAPS spokesperson FC van Wyk reported Bishop Lavis police registered situations of enterprise theft and kidnapping following an incident at about 11.30am on Friday at a Cash and Carry in Birmingham Road.

“According to reports, three unidentified males, positively armed, entered the shop and threatened the two males inside.

“They took an undisclosed amount of cash and one of the males, a 26-year-old, with them when they fled the scene in a Toyota Corolla in an unknown direction. No shots were fired. The case was transferred to the provincial organised crime unit,” reported Van Wyk.

Anyone with any facts about this incident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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