Over 100 firearms stolen in Boksburg gun shop robbery

schumi

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A sporting gun shop in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, came under attack by robbers on Wednesday morning.

Over 100 firearms were stolen from the Limpopo Arms and Ammunition shop on the East Rand.

Five suspects - all armed - fled in a Silver Mitsubishi Triton, which was recovered nearby.

Police spokesperson Captain Pearl van Staad said an unknown man first entered the shop and asked a manager about seeing some firearms.

"While checking the counter (stock), the male pulled out a handgun, a Glock pistol, and pointed (the firearm at) the manager and the other two staff," Van Staad said.

He instructed them to open the door and then two other men entered the shop.

One of the other men was also armed with a pistol.

Van Staad said the the staff were ordered into the strong room.
More at : https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-02-13-firearms-robbed-in-boksburg-gun-shop-raid/
 

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Just wondering why staff weren't carrying weapons and trained in self defense.

RAM couriers are licenced to transport weapons. Some months ago one of their vehicles stopped to make a delivery, I'm not sure where, could have been Vereeniging or Sasolburg.

As soon as they pulled over several men approached the van attempting to hijack it. A split second later 3/4 staff members from the shop, experienced firearm users stormed out, took up position, weapons cocked and ready, pointed at the would be perps.

Foiled hijacking, criminals arrested.
 

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Same happened in Vereniging drie riviere this morning apparently.
Seems to be the new way to get arms
 

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Dont understand why places dont have dual code system for strong rooms etc.
One code is normal and will open safe etc, while a second code will also open the safe in the event of robbery but it will also trigger a silent alarm with security.
 

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Dont understand why places dont have dual code system for strong rooms etc.
One code is normal and will open safe etc, while a second code will also open the safe in the event of robbery but it will also trigger a silent alarm with security.
This is actually a genius idea.
 

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A) No...there was no Vereeniging gunshop robbery
B) Carrying in a shop does not help when the customer jams a gun in your face while you are showing him stock and forces you to open the doors for his accomplices. The other staff in small shops are usually ladies. Shope with minimal staff are at risk.
C) No code to open a gunshop vault. The law requires keys, not electronic locks. You could add one, but if the cops arrive you are stuck inside with the perps and are then a hostage...not something people look forward to.
D) RAM has backup quite often from a second vehicle. But they can and do get hijacked while carrying firearms.

It happens. There are better ways some shops secure/track their stock, but rather not post that.
 

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R100 says this is some kind of sponsored robbery with the aim to push the gun-free narrative. It is a LOT easier to steal/source weapons from the police than risk robbing a store.
 

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CCTV cameras not working but was working the day before. Just saying I know the place and there might be a sketchy person working there.

But dont want anyone taking Offense, with all the people feeling hurt these days. Offense might not come back.
 

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Also Also, why is this in the article:

On its website, the company states it specialises(specializes) in serving the needs of the firearm industry and "we can help you find the gun to suit your needs".


"Limpopo Arms and Ammunition is your source for all shooting sports."

Yes the reader knows what a firearm shop is.
 

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A) No...there was no Vereeniging gunshop robbery
B) Carrying in a shop does not help when the customer jams a gun in your face while you are showing him stock and forces you to open the doors for his accomplices. The other staff in small shops are usually ladies. Shope with minimal staff are at risk.
C) No code to open a gunshop vault. The law requires keys, not electronic locks. You could add one, but if the cops arrive you are stuck inside with the perps and are then a hostage...not something people look forward to.
D) RAM has backup quite often from a second vehicle. But they can and do get hijacked while carrying firearms.

It happens. There are better ways some shops secure/track their stock, but rather not post that.

a) Vanderbijl.......
b) and it was a FOILED hijacking of a vehicle.
c) Your name may be Glock26 but you're not the only person in the business you know.
 
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a) Vanderbijl.......
b) and it was a FOILED hijacking of a vehicle.
I was refering to Hemi300c who seemed to imply there was another gunshop robbery yesterday.
Not your RAM incident which I know about, having been briefed by RAM and had a chat to the drivers.

Unless he was veering off topic and talking about another RAM attempted hijack, which is irrelevant as they have them almost every week. Lost a friend who was a driver and was shot dead in one of them.
 

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Something is not right. This sounds way to planned and why so many firearms?
Is this stolen for some bigger plan?

Armed cash heist?
 
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