South African police are searching for four men, who allegedly robbed a shop in Port Elizabeth, with a toy gun.
According to Timeslive, the suspects bought the toy gun close to the targeted shop on Tuesday.
Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said, two men entered the shop‚ asking for the price of water, while two other suspects remained outside.
While talking‚ one of the suspects pulled out a firearm. Three employees inside the shop were held at gunpoint and pushed around‚” she said.
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The suspects then demanded money‚ the car keys for the Nissan Tiida parked outside and money. The men then got into the car and fled.
Janse van Rensburg said toy gun packaging was found near where the car had been parked.
Police suspect the toy guns had been bought at a shopping centre across the road.
The stolen car was recovered by 1pm in Glendinning Road‚ Schauderville.
A case of armed robbery is being investigated.