This stuff you can’t make up. In true Mzansi fashion, the unbelievable took place at a Shoprite outlet in Newtown Junction, Johannesburg, recently.
Booze make a come-back on Level 3
The first day of Level 3 lockdown went down as expected. Liquor stores in all corners of South Africa were packed to the brim with thirsty drinkers who were thrust into a collective cold turkey for more than two months.
Alcohol sales have been reintroduced in Mzansi, as the government cautiously seeks to restart the economy. Anticipating the pandemonium, liquor outlets reopened their stores on Friday 29 May to ensure that shelves were stocked.
Liquor heist; How a Shoprite store was robbed of alcohol
For the store manager of the Shoprite liquor store in Newtown Junction, the last thing she expected was to find a huge hole in the floor of her store.
This, according to reports, was the result of a liquor heist of proportions we’ve never heard before. It’s believed that an unknown number of suspects dug a tunnel into the Shoprite store and made off with R300 000 worth of alcohol.
The details surrounding the liquor heist are still sketchy at the moment. However, it is believed that the robbers dug a path that connected to the mall’s electrical and stormwater tunnels.
This led them to the Shoprite store, where they casually stole booze, leaving behind a gaping hole in the ground.
The identity of the suspects is still unknown at this stage.