Armed robbers targeted the Hillsong Church in Century City, Cape Town, on Monday and have yet to be arrested.
“According to information, two suspects, one armed, entered the church and robbed the employees inside the premises of their cellphones,” said Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana.
Western Cape police clarified that it was not a hostage situation, as had been claimed on social media.
Rwexana said the incident was under investigation.
A photo doing the rounds on social media showed an armed man on the roof.
Business Robbery/Hostage Situation: Century City, Cape Town. Western Cape… Confirmed Hostage situation: Hillsong Church, Century City. pic.twitter.com/RparNsoHxe
— Donovan Chetty (@DONNYZ12) October 29, 2018
The church hosted its 2018 men’s conference this past weekend.
A News24 journalist is currently on the scene.
We are waiting for clarity on an incident at #Hillsong church in Century City, Cape Town. The doors are locked and it is understood that police are inside conducting a forensic inspection. Further details to follow. pic.twitter.com/huRoU0EsMK
— Jenni Evans (@itchybyte) October 29, 2018