Armed robbers raid African diamond shop in Somerset West




Robbers hit a diamond shop in a mall in Somerset West.

The armed robbers launched a brazen diamond heist on Tuesday.

According to eyewitnesses, African Diamond jewelry store was attacked by a gang of armed robbers at Somerset Mall, around 50km east of the Cape Town city centre.

Other staff in neighbouring stores in the mall explained that the robbers ran past their shop doors as they escaped carrying bags of stolen loot and their guns.

“They ran past us… we got a helluva fright,” a woman said.

A man said he had to rush to assist the jewelry store that was left in shock after the incident.

The diamond shop-front has been boarded up with large sheets of paper, while investigators and police check the scene of the incident for evidence.

No one has been arrested yet.

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