Kaya News Reporter
A security guard and 1 civilian have been shot and injured in a jewellery store robbery at Menlyn Mall in Pretoria on Sunday. The suspected robbers used removable ramps over the spikes to gain access into the mall.
The latest mall robbery paints a bleak picture of safety at shopping centres as the festive season approaches. Last month South Africans were alerted to a mall syndicate operating at Mall of Africa in Midrand.
Security footage from Menlyn Mall shows how the robbers placed the ramps over the spikes at the entry terminal. Two cars were used in the robbery and the suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of jewellery that was on display.
According to reports, 2 men and 1 woman entered the jewellery store and demanded jewellery at gunpoint. One of the employees at the store managed to press the panic button but escaped.
The suspects fired at a security guard they spotted and a civilian was wounded in the incident too.
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The suspects are unknown at this stage and police are appealing to the public to come forward with information.