- Dec 6, 2015
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3 caught after shootout following attempted heist at Eastgate Mall
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/3-caught-after-shootout-following-attempted-heist-at-eastgate-mall-20190419
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/police-seize-stolen-goods-hunt-suspects-after-newcastle-armed-robbery-23077564Newcastle - Swift response by a dedicated group of off-duty police officers led to the recovery of stolen goods and an illegal firearm shortly after an armed robbery at a shopping centre in Madadeni at Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.
A group of unknown suspects armed with firearms entered a shop at Itheku Plaza in Madadeni at about 11am on Saturday, Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said.
More at : https://krugersdorpnews.co.za/379958/armed-robbery-and-shot-fired-in-key-west-parking-area/.Reports of a shooting incident were posted on Facebook, yesterday, 16 May.
It was at first believed that a man in a car had been shot in a botched hijacking attempt outside the PNA/ Wimpy entrance at Key West Shopping Centre, but a statement from centre management cleared up a few things.
“Key West Shopping Centre can confirm that an armed robbery occurred in the parking area [at Entrance 4] at approximately 3.17pm,” said the statement. One shot was fired, but fortunately no injuries were reported
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/brazen-thieves-posing-as-lovers-rob-east-london-jewellery-store-20190517A brazen "couple" posing as lovers robbed a jewellery store in East London on Thursday.
A branch of Browns Jewellers at the Hemingways Mall was caught off guard when the pair, who pretended to be looking for an engagement ring, pulled out guns and proceeded to rob the store of valuable jewels.
More at: https://northglennews.co.za/152645/gang-storms-la-lucia-mall-store/It is believed the suspects made off with more than 50 cell phones and routers in the robbery which took place on Sunday.
DURBAN North SAPS are looking for a gang of four men involved in the robbery of a Telkom store at La Lucia Mall on Sunday just before lunchtime.According to Capt Raymond Deokaran, spokesman for the station four men entered the store and one of the men produced a pistol in the robbery.“They held three victims up
And absolutely no description of the suspects other than been man. What a joke. Why is the reporter protecting them? Afraid of repercussions? This reminds me of Colombia. Criminal gangs rule.Gang storms La Lucia Mall store
More at: https://northglennews.co.za/152645/gang-storms-la-lucia-mall-store/
LPR (Licence Plate Recognition) cameras can eliminate a lot of this, these guys don't come on foot or taxi.Malls should be really easy to secure against armed robbery yet these robberies continue. There are only so many entrances - all you need do is install metal detectors/scanners at the entrances with armed guards (not guys with night sticks) & make sure no one without authorization enters/exits the mall armed.
They'd probably park outside the perimeter when something like that takes hold. And yes they'll also move off in search of easier targets if security is tightened but you can't stop squeezing them. It also looks far too easy for heavily armed gangs to ride around without fear of proper roadblocks. They don't fly from location to location, they drive. Those stupid gantries could be put to use as LPR and then add extras on roads not covered by gantries to identify suspicious types.LPR (Licence Plate Recognition) cameras can eliminate a lot of this, these guys don't come on foot or taxi.
And that is why reporting stolen cars is important
More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/dumb-robbers-crash-getaway-vehicle-in-cape-town-malls-parking-lot-25464489Dumb crooks who had just raided the cellphone counter at a well-known chain store crashed their getaway car filled with loot and were busted in Mitchells Plain.
The pair and an accomplice had robbed the Edgars Active store at the Liberty Promenade Mall on Wednesday and had made a clean getaway.
However, in their haste to get out of the mall’s parking lot, they crashed their car and tried to flee on foot. But two suspects, aged 27 and 24, were caught.
Cops say the trio’s getaway car, a Mercedes-Benz which had been hijacked in Gugulethu, had been parked near the entrance of the mall.
However, their driving skills failed them and they collided with another vehicle in the parking area and were forced to leave their loot behind as they fled.
Cops managed to seize the cellphones from the car and began chasing after the trio.
Two of the robbers were eventually arrested and placed in handcuffs.
Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel André Traut, says it was the quick reaction from the cops which led to the goods being found and the suspects arrested.
“The swift response by members attached to the Mitchells Plain Crime Prevention Unit stopped two robbers in their tracks shortly after a cellphone store was robbed in a mall in Mitchells Plain,” he said.
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/manhunt-for-robbers-who-killed-a-guard-20190630Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for a gang of armed robbers who killed a security guard on Saturday in Woodmead.
Spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said between seven and 10 armed men stormed into Dion Wired retail store on Saturday at around 10:30 and robbed customers.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-07-19-armed-robbers-hit-jewellery-shop-at-durban-mall/Four armed robbers escaped with watches after they struck a jewellery store at a popular Durban mall on Friday.
The robbers hit the store at the Musgrave Centre around 9:30am.
Police spokesperson Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said the men entered the store and threatened staff with firearms.
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/another-cape-crime-syndicate-six-robbery-attempts-in-six-months-for-cellphone-stores-20190801Cellphone retailer Cellucity, which opened its doors in 1994, has not been targeted by armed robbers for 25 years, until this year.
The company experienced six armed robbery attempts in the past six months - all in the Western Cape.
While not the only stores being targeted for high-value goods in and around Cape Town, it's a sign that crime has evolved, policing is strained, and people are feeling the pressure of a struggling economy, Cellucity and Apple Doctor CEO Sean Joffe tells News24.
"Stores most affected are those where there are no parking booms and inadequate security. Malls that have visible armed response on their perimeters are completely free of any of this crime," he said.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/armed-robbers-hit-spur-at-cape-town-mall-20190805The police are on the hunt for two armed robbers who targeted a Spur steakhouse at Vangate Mall in Cape Town on Monday.
Two men entered the restaurant at around 09:30 and threatened staff with a firearm, said Western Cape police spokesperson Siyabulela Malo.
"[They] took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene on foot."
No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.
On Monday afternoon, an employee said the restaurant was open for business, adding he was grateful no one had been hurt.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/security-guard-shot-dead-trying-to-stop-armed-robbery-at-hifi-corporation-store-in-joburg-20190807A security guard who tried to stop an armed robbery at a HiFi Corporation store in Park Meadows, Kensington, on Wednesday was shot dead by the gunmen, the Gauteng police have said.
According to Captain Johan Jordaan, about eight armed men held up the electronics store between 10:30 and 10:40, getting away with cash and cellphones, the total value of which had not yet been determined.
"While somebody pressed the panic button from inside, a security guard from National Security responded. When he arrived outside the HiFi Corporation, one of the suspects shot him from behind. They shot him about three times," Jordaan told News24.
"The security guard fired a lot of shots back at the suspects. According to the video footage, it looks like he hit three of the suspects. All the suspects managed to get away.