East Rand jewellery store robbery, 4 arrested, 6 sought

South African Police Service

East Rand jewellery store robbery, 4 arrested, 6 sought
East Rand jewellery store robbery, 4 arrested, 6 sought. Photo: SAPS

The police’s excellent powers of observation led to the arrest of four suspects, aged between 29 and 39, soon after a jewellery store was robbed at gunpoint at one of the shopping malls in Ekurhuleni on Wednesday, 18 August 2021.

The apprehended suspects were found to be in possession of jewellery with an estimated value of R100 000,00. Police are searching for about six more armed suspects who escaped with some of the stolen jewellery.

It is reported that, approximately ten armed suspects stormed into a jewellery store at a shopping mall in Ekurhuleni and held up employees and patrons at gunpoint, before taking expensive jewellery and cellphones.

The suspects fired some shots as they were leaving the mall.

A message was sent to police officers on the ground to be on a lookout for suspects driving in three cars, a Ford Figo, a silver VW Polo and a white Toyota Fortuner. Police officers, who were patrolling around Bertrams in Johannesburg, noticed men who looked suspicious and searched them.

They were found with two sets of hand gloves, a balaclava, cellphones and jewellery to the estimated value of R100 000,00. Police then arrested three more suspects in the same vicinity.

Some of the jewellery was positively identified by the owner of the store.

Police from Gauteng Serious and Violent Crimes – Murder and Robbery Unit have launched a manhunt for more suspects that are still on the run and 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.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service