The Shopping Centre Armed Robbery Thread....

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CAPE TOWN - No arrests had been made following two separate armed robberies at shopping malls in the Cape on Monday.
One incident occurred at Kenilworth Centre and the second robbery was reported at Cavendish Square in Claremont.
These were the latest in a string of business robberies in the Cape in recent weeks.

Police said a gang of gun-wielding robbers stormed Kenilworth Centre after 11 am and managed to get away with jewellery, cellphones and money.
The gunmen fled in a silver Chevrolet SUV with false number plates and are yet to be arrested.
Hours later, robbers hit a jewellery store at Cavendish Square; details surrounding this incident remain sketchy at this stage.
Over the past two weeks, thieves hit Uwe Koetter Jewellers at the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village in Greenpoint as well as a jewellery store at Tyger Valley Centre.
A robbery was also perpetrated at the Diamond Works store in the Cape Town CBD at the beginning of July.

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Suspect in R7 million Mayuri's jewellery heist pleads guilty

Durban - One of the eight men charged for the jewellery heist at Mayuri’s Jewellers in Phoenix in February 2018 has pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Ntokozo Sosibo, a father of two, has been jailed for 10 years on each count. He will serve an effective 10 years in prison.

was sentenced in the Verulam Magistrate's Court moments ago.

The robbery took place on February 11, 2018.

Employees Shantal Sommers, Ritha Dheonath and Rashika Rabine were assaulted and robbed of various jewellry to the value of R7 650 441.
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CAPE TOWN - Cape Town police are searching for a gang of men that robbed a store at the Blue Route Mall yesterday.

The robbers targeted a jewellery shop at the mall on Sunday.

The police's Andre Traut says they made off with jewellery and cash.

"The value is yet to be determined. Three vehicles were involved, silver Mercedes Benz, a white Audi A4 and silver Golf 6.

There has been a spike in mall robberies across the country in recent months.

The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa said South Africa's economy could be at risk unless mall robberies are decisively dealt with.


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Two arrested as cop foils robbery at Blue Route Mall in Cape Town

Two people were arrested on Monday after an attempted robbery at the Blue Route Mall in Cape Town.

Blue Route Mall managers confirmed the incident, saying that "everything was under control" shortly after the attempted robbery.

Police spokesperson Sgt Noloyiso Rwexana said five suspects, two of whom were armed, stormed a jewellery store in the mall. However, an officer who was at the mall at the time saw what was happening and foiled the robbery, said Rwexana. The officer "stopped the suspects in their tracks" while they were trying to flee, she said.

"He gave chase. Shots were fired, with no injuries reported," she said.

Two men, aged 24 and 28, were arrested. They are expected to appear in the Wynberg magistrate's court once charged.
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Just in: Mayuri's Jewellers robbed at Pavilion

Durban - Another jewellery heist has taken place at Mayuri's Jewellers at the Pavilion Shopping Centre on Thursday morning.

The owner Mr Soni confirmed that four staff were held at gunpoint as the shop opened at 9 am.

He said five men made off with boxes of jewellery. The jewellery had not been unpacked for the day.

Soni said that this is the fourth robbery in two years. He said they were shaken up but confirmed no injuries.

At the time of publishing, police had not responded to questions.
More at: https://www.iol.co.za/thepost/community-news/just-in-mayuris-jewellers-robbed-at-pavilion-31469867
 

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The way we are going we will soon say good bye to brick an mortar stores and use only online shopping for FMG's.
 

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Jewellery robbers that wore government-issued overalls appear in court

Two men believed to be part of an armed gang that pulled off a heist at a jewellery store at Westville's Pavilion shopping mall last week while wearing government-issued workman's overalls, have appeared in court.
Nkululeko Mabuza, 28, and Daluxolo Mpanza, 25, were arrested in Johannesburg on Friday - a day after they, together with several other men, stormed a popular store at the mall, forced their way in and made off with an undisclosed amount of jewellery.
The men had all been wearing orange overalls worn by workers employed by Durban Solid Waste, the eThekwini Municipality's refuse collection entity.
They were arrested with two other men during an intelligence-driven operation by the Hawks.
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Armed men kill security guard at Randridge Mall, make off with R270 and wedding ring

A security guard was shot dead during a business robbery in Randridge Mall in Randburg on Tuesday.

This was after six suspects, two armed with pistols, accosted a security guard at one of the entrances of the mall, Honeydew police spokesperson Balan Muthan said.

Muthan said the incident happened around 10:30 and that the suspects had forced the guard to take them to Pep Stores, where they ransacked the money till. They stole R270 and robbed a woman of her wedding ring.
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Cape Town jewellery heist suspects have previous convictions, court hears
One of the men who allegedly robbed a Cape Town jewellery store was out on bail for another robbery, while another had an arrest warrant out on him.


Lizo Hangana and Siviwe Makiva appeared briefly on Wednesday in the Wynberg magistrate's court, where it emerged they had previous convictions.


The men were arrested by a detective from Kirstenhof police station on August 19 after they and two others, who are still at large, allegedly walked into a jewellery store at the Blue Route Mall in Tokai and smashed the display cases to steal the contents.
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Joburg police nab two suspects after theft of 179 brand new cellphones

Johannesburg - Two suspects were arrested and five others remain at large after Joburg police swooped on a syndicate stealing brand new cellphones in the CBD on Thursday morning.

Johannesburg Central Police busted a business robbery suspect just hours after an Exact clothing store was robbed at gunpoint, earlier on Thursday. Police also arrested a foreign shop-owner, who was the potential buyer for the 179 brand new cellphones stolen at the store. The cellphones were allegedly found at the shop-owner's storage facility above his shop.
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/the-star/news/joburg-police-nab-two-suspects-after-theft-of-179-brand-new-cellphones-33564457
 

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Police search for suspects after foiling jewellery shop heist on West Rand

Police are still searching for three suspects who tried to rob a jewellery shop at the Clearwater Mall in Roodepoort on the West Rand on Thursday.

A fourth suspect was arrested at a house in White City in Soweto where police confiscated an AK47 rifle and a pistol.

Gauteng police said they had received information on Thursday about the suspects’ plans to rob the jewellery store.


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Woman in critical condition after armed robbery in Centurion
A 32-year-old woman is in a critical condition following an armed robbery at a store in the Reeds, Centurion, on Thursday.
"Reports from the scene indicate that [the] female, believed to be an employee of the store, sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper left side of her body during the armed robbery," Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said in a statement on Thursday.
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/woman-in-critical-condition-after-armed-robbery-in-centurion-20191017
 
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