Burglars set alight Diamond Liquors, a liquor store in Halt Road, Elsies River, around 6:35 pm on Saturday evening after the store they broke into was empty.
“A number of suspects broke into the liquor store on Saturday night. The storeroom was empty because the liquor was moved, ”said Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa said on Sunday.
“They set fire to the crates and bottles, thus damaging the ceiling on the property.”
Detectives from Elsies River are investigating a case of arson. No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
A video of the scene shows how Cape Town subway firefighters work to extinguish the flames while officers ask bystanders to move further away from the fire.
#BreakIn Another Break in at Daimond Liquor Shop in Halt Rd, Elsiesriver, Cape Town. This time suspects set store alight before they fled.. @BOSBEER2006 @1SecondLater @MARIUSBROODRYK @News24 @SAPoliceService People really miss the liquor… #LockdownSA pic.twitter.com/Qa69u7jA5v— BOSBEER.COM (@BOSBEER2006) April 25, 2020