Two Port Elizabeth businesses, as well as a house in Uitenhage, were robbed in three separate incidents on Wednesday.
The latest incident saw the Sixth Avenue Supermarket, in Walmer robbed for the third time in three weeks.
Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the 29-year-old shop manager was held at gunpoint inside the shop at about 7.30pm.
“Four suspects entered the shop and one produced a firearm. The suspects threatened the man, as well as the two shop assistants, forcing them into a room where they were tied up,” she said.
“The suspects then proceeded to ransack the shop, taking cigarettes, money, groceries, as well as three cellphones, before fleeing on foot.
“When the shop owner arrived later, he found the three staff members tied up,” Naidu said.
In another incident at about 1pm, the 26-year-old manager and his two assistants at Cellular World in Cape Road’s Pick n Pay centre were hel