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Green Point Jewellery store robbed

Five men dressed as police officers robbed the store just before 11am.

FILE: A high-end jewellery store in Cape Town was robbed by five men wearing police uniforms on Tuesday. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Robbers dressed as police officers have cleaned out a high-end jewellery store in Cape Town on Tuesday morning.

Christopher Reid Jewellers is situated directly opposite the Green Point Traffic Department and is not far from the Western Cape police headquarters.

According to a security guard from a nearby building, five men dressed as officers arrived in a white Nissan Tiida and entered the building shortly before 11am.

He also says they were all carrying handheld radios.

A shop assistant says the men forced him, a colleague and the shop owner into the store room where they were told to hand over the combination to the safe.

The suspects then fled the scene with the jewellery and diamonds.

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