Cops trying to link JHB supermarket heists

A gang of men held up a Spar on the weekend and killed the store manager.

Spar supermarket. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Police are following strong leads in their search for eight men who robbed a Spar in Randburg on the weekend, officials said on Thursday.

The gang of men killed the store manager at the weekend.

The men can be seen robbing customers, and taking money from tills and the safe, on the store's CCTV footage.

None of them tried to hide their faces.

The police's Balan Muthan confirmed the modus operandi for the robbery was similar to how a heist at a Checkers outlet in Fourways in April was carried out.

He said three people had been apprehended for that robbery and officers were trying to link the two incidents.

"We're following a few leads," said Muthan. "But if the community can help, we would appreciate it."