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Cape Town liquor store  was set on fire after looters found a it empty

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In just 24 hours looters managed to loot from  four liquor stores in the Western Cape.On Saturday looters broke into a  liquor store in Elsies River, it is alleged that the suspects set  the establishment on fire before fleeing from the scene.

 

According to  Brigadier Novela Potelwa the spokesperson of South African policra ,case of arson has been opened after the looters forced their way into the store.Potelwa said the culprits ’ attempt to gain entry into  the storeroom were to no avail as the alcohol had already been moved.“They  then went on to set the bottles  and crates  on fire and this led to  the ceiling of  the property being damaged. No arrests have been made so far.”

Potelwa went on to say  that the investigation into the case  are in progress.One of the looted store was  the one  in Elsies River,from which seven arrests were made.At the beginning of April in  western Cape, 21 people were arrested this was  after 16 liquor stores were looted, this forced the  Police Minister Bheki Cele to call for  an urgent meeting.

SOURCE:DailySun