Shopping mall jewellery store robbery, shootout, Mitchell’s Plain

South African Police Service

Shopping mall jewellery store robbery, shootout, Mitchell’s Plain
Shopping mall jewellery store robbery, shootout, Mitchell’s Plain. Photo: SAPS

Swift response by vigilant police led to the arrest of four men who committed a business robbery at a shopping mall in Mitchell’s Plain today, 6 July 2018.

Police members responded to the robbery at a jewellery store. According to information, the four men used a hammer to smash the window and stole watches and jewellery before fleeing on foot. Police chased the suspects and a shooting, that left a suspect wounded, ensued.

The wounded suspect and two other suspects were arrested at the back of the mall.

SAPS members chased the fourth suspect, who was also arrested and bags containing jewellery, watches, cellular phones and the hammer used in the robbery were seized. Gloves, a mask and a jacket presumably belonging to one of the suspects were also recovered in the vicinity of the crime scene.

The four men are aged between 22 and 30 years. Once they are charged they will appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrates’ Court.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service