Monday, April 25, 2011

Hotel Robbed in Cape Town

Patrons rob hotel


Two men were arrested for allegedly stealing an undisclosed amount of money and other valuables from a hotel in Touws River, Western Cape police said on Sunday.
Warrant Officer Lindikhaya Mkhantwana said the men, aged 19 and 20, booked themselves into the hotel on Saturday evening.

When they awoke on Sunday morning, they went to the hotel manager and paid him R300.
"One of the men then took out a firearm and forced the manager to show him to the main safe," Mkhantwana said.

After allegedly raiding the safe, they took a portable landline, a cellphone and money from three casino machines.

They tied the manager up with rope in his office and fled the scene on foot.

Mkhantwana said police located the two along the N1 highway and arrested them. All the stolen items were recovered.

They would appear in the Worcester Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on a charge of robbery.

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