By Kaya 959 Reporter
Four men have been arrested in connection with a jewellery store robbery. Police have now launched a search for the remaining six men.
The men, aged between 29 and 39, allegedly entered a shopping centre in Ekurhuleni on Wednesday where they held the staff up at gunpoint.
Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo, said the suspects caught were found in possession of jewellery, valued at R100 000.
He said the outstanding gang members made off with more jewellery.
“It is reported that approximately ten armed suspects stormed into a jewellery store. They made off with expensive jewellery and took cell phones from staff. The suspects fired some shots as they were leaving the mall,” he said.
No injuries were reported.
Masondo said information about the store robbery was shared with officers on the ground.
“They were told to look out for suspects travelling in a Ford Figo, a silver VW Polo and a white Toyota Fortuner,” he said.
Manhunt launched for remaining suspects
Police officers, who were patrolling around Bertrams in Johannesburg, noticed men who looked suspicious and accosted them.
“They were found with two sets of hand gloves, a balaclava, cellphones and jewellery to the estimated value of one hundred thousand rands. Police then arrested three more suspects in the same vicinity,” he said.
The jewellery store owner was able to positively identify the recovered jewellery.
“Police from Gauteng Serious and Violent Crimes – Murder and Robbery Unit have launched a manhunt for more suspects that are still on the run,” Masondo said.
The men will also be profiled to determine if they were involved in any other crimes in the area.
Police are appealing to anyone who might have information that can assist in apprehending the suspects to call the nearest police station or crime stop on 08600 10111. Information can also be given anonymously via MySAPS App that can be downloaded from any smartphone.