UPDATE: Franchisor condemns Andiccio24 armed robbery incident

The staff at Andiccio24 arrange tables and chairs as they prepare for a busy day.

Following an alleged armed robbery on 6 June at a restaurant on Beyers Naude Drive, which resulted in a customer being assaulted, the franchisor has reassured its customers that efforts are being made to improve safety and security.

READ: Customers held hostage during alleged restaurant robbery on Beyers Naude Drive

According to Honeydew police spokesperson, Captain Balan Muthan, patrons and staff were held hostage by four men who demanded money and cellphones from customers at Andiccio24 on the corner of Beyers Naude Drive and Duiker Avenue.

Clara Namnick, spokesperson for the franchise confirmed the incident and indicated that the company has provided CCTV footage to the police in search of the suspects.

“With regards to the incident that took place at Andiccio24 Randpark Ridge, we can confirm that we are currently working together with the [police] and have provided them with all the necessary CCTV footage they require in order to capture the perpetrators,” said Namnick.

Namnick expressed how this franchise values its customers. “We are pleased to advise that the safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority. We are constantly working together with our franchisees, landlords and centre management to ensure security measures are adequately put in place, as well as ensuring that existing security measures are continuously enhanced.

“Business is, however, trading as usual at our Randpark Ridge store and we would like to reassure our customers that even under such trying times, every effort is being made to improve their safety and security whilst they patronise our stores and we thank them for their continued support.”

Muthan confirmed the handover of CCTV footage and concluded to say police are still investigating the incident.

Siso Naile

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