Cars smashed in act of vandalism at luxury Cape Town car dealership

Cars smashed in act of vandalism at luxury Cape Town car dealership

Police have confirmed that over 40 suspects stormed a luxury car dealership in Cape Town, smashing cars and threatening staff.

The Toy Shop

A luxury car dealership in Brooklyn, Cape Town was the scene of an horrific vandalism attack when over 40 suspects stormed the dealership and smashed vehicles while threatening staff with firearms and robbing them of their belongings.

CCTV videos of the attack are making their rounds on social media. They show the suspects smashing sports vehicles inside a showroom identified to be The Toy Shop.

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According to reports, the crime was initially set out to be a robbery, but when staff refused to hand over keys to the suspects, they changed their strategy and started destroying the vehicles on the floor, smashing everything from luxury SUVs to high-performance roadsters. 

Insiders share that the staff were also reportedly assaulted and robbed of their belongings in the attack.

According to CapeTownEtc, police are “investigating cases of business robbery and malicious damage to property”.

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In a statement to The South African, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said: “Please be advised that the circumstances surrounding an incident that occurred this morning at a car dealer in Brooklyn are under investigation.” Confirming the reports from eyewitnesses, Sergeant Rwexana adds that “[The suspects] were not given vehicles, whereafter the suspects smashed windows and lights of vehicles on display. Eight vehicles were damaged, employees were robbed of their cellular phones. The possibility that the incident is extortion related cannot be ruled out.”

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