The Hillbrow Police are looking for six armed men who quietly walked into the Braamfontein Clicks store on Jorissen Street and proceeded to rob customers of valuables such as cellphones.
According to a witness, the robbers walked into the store at about 11am on Friday, September 9, and asked customers to lie down on the floor. After taking their valuables, they allegedly demanded to see the manager, however, after they were told she was not around, the men quickly left the store before the armed response arrived on the scene.
A Wits student who was present during the incident alerted friends and family on social media of the incident. “I decided to go to Clicks to buy few things, thank God I left my phone because its was battery low. Two minutes inside Clicks, 6 armed guys got in, not even shouting, just whispering to each one of us to lie down,” the student wrote.
Hillbrow Police Station spokesperson, Sargent Mduduzi Zondo, said “no injuries had been reported and no shots were fired during the incident”. He said a case of “company robbery” had been opened at the station and investigations were underway. However, no arrests had been made.
Shortly after the incident, two notices were posted at the store: “We are offline, sorry for your inconvenience” and “It is with great regret that we don’t have a parcel counter, so if you leave your parcels it is at your own risk, Clicks will not be liable for any damage or loss for goods”.
Afterwards, the store was closed until further notice.
Wits Vuvuzela tried to get comment from the Clicks Braamfontein management, but were referred to the corporate Human Resources (HR) department. All calls to Clicks HR went unanswered by the time of publishing.