Woman shields children as robbers storm Cape Town bakery

CCTV footage captured the moment a gang of robbers tried – and failed – to rob a Cape Town bakery last week.

In the video, a woman and child can be seen patiently waiting in line as a young boy is being served at the counter. Two men mill around near them, appearing to peruse the goods. Suddenly one of the men reaches for a gun and leaps over the counter as the second also pulls a firearm.

Fearful customers attempt to flee the store, but they are forced back by a third criminal. The woman pulls the young child to the floor, shielding her with her body as the young boy curls up next to her. An older woman crouches by the counter, as the gang search for loot only to appear to walk away empty handed.

The incident happened at Delite Bakery in Lotus River on Friday. The owner of the bakery told News24 that the gang did not get away with anything and that no one was injured. 

Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said a case had not been opened.

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