The police in KwaZulu-Natal have launched a manhunt for group of suspects who made off with loot valued at thousands of rand after an armed robbery at a store on the Bluff outside Durban.

In a video clip that has surfaced on Twitter, the men are seen looking at items in the display cabinets. The men appear to be restless and walk up and down passed the display cabinets.

One of the men is then seen holding up a screwdriver near a cabinet and a staffer walks up to him. One of the suspects then brandishes a firearm and the staffer puts his hands up. Seeing what is going on, a customer walks away from the men with his hands up, too.

One of the suspects pulls out a bag while his accomplice can be seen opening the display cabinet.

The men load items into the bag while a third man stands guard at the door. He is holding a firearm. Shoppers are seen walking out of the shop. One shopper lies on the ground.

Once the men have filled the bag, they run out of the store before what appears to be a smoke alarm is let off.

According to provincial SAPS spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, a case of robbery is being investigated by Brighton Beach SAPS.

She said “It is alleged that on 5 April 2021 at 10:57am , a group of armed suspects entered the business premises situated on Tara Road. They broke the glass cabinet and took cellphones. The suspects fled the scene in their getaway vehicle”.