A bottle store in Cape Town has been hit by thieves attempting to refill despite a complete ban on alcohol within the country.
In a statement issued by the Bothasig SA Police Service, it had been confirmed that a package store was burgled within the early hours of Tuesday morning:
“Preliminary reports indicate that the owner of a liquor outlet located at Village Centre, in Vryburger Drive, Bothasig, was alerted to the activation of an alarm by a security company on the premises.
“On arrival he discovered that the safety gates ahead of the shop had been forcibly removed and a window next to the door was broken. a considerable quantity of high-end liquor bottles had been stolen, leaving bottles of brandy and wines.”
Western Cape police said they were investigating the theft case at the Village Centre in Vryburger Avenue.
This incident happened just hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement that alcohol sales would come to an instantaneous endways Sunday, July 12, 2020.