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Two arrested, four at large after foiled robbery at Cresta shopping centre

Two suspects were arrested after a foiled robbery at Cresta shopping centre in Johannesburg on Monday morning, police said.

Police spokesperson Capt Mavela Masondo said six armed suspects entered a shop at the mall about 9am and held up the employees with firearms.

“One of the employees screamed for help and the suspects ran out of the shop without taking anything,” Masondo said. He said the suspects fled on foot and ran into a nearby business office park.

The gang hijacked two vehicles inside the business park but were cornered by police and security guards, Masondo said.

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Trial for seven accused in Mayuri’s jewellery heist

Durban – The trial of the seven suspects charged with the multimillion-rand jewellery heist at Mayuri’s Jewellers in 2018 began in the Verulam Regional Court this week.

The seven accused pleaded not guilty to armed robbery with aggravating circumstances.
The robbery took place on February 11, 2018, at the Phoenix Plaza.

Employees Shantal Sommers, Ritha Dheonath and Rashika Rabine were allegedly assaulted and robbed of jewellery worth millions.

Another employee, Yashika Sewnarain, was robbed of two cellphones
This week the State began its case.

Five employees at Mayuri’s Jewellers testified, and a police officer who was off duty at the time and tried to apprehend the accused.

During their testimony they identified the accused as the perpetrators.

More at : https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-af...y-heist--e4ed1741-90ef-4d24-b98e-f6bd98a4f5d5
 

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WATCH | Dramatic footage captures brazen jewellery heist in Durban

KwaZulu-Natal police have launched a manhunt for a group of heavily armed criminals who robbed a jewellery store and made off with an undisclosed amount of money and jewellery. Police confirmed the brazen heist took place at Narandas Jewellers at the bustling Gateway Mall in Durban. According to police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele, the business robbery occurred at 10:00 on Sunday. "It is alleged that today at 10:00, a group of heavily armed men entered the jewellery store at a shopping mall and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewellery. "No shots were fired, and no injuries have been reported. A case of business robbery will be opened at Durban North police station for investigation," said Mbhele. Dramatic CCTV footage of the incident shows about eight men rushing inside the store and terrorising two women employees. Two gunmen can be seen holding a shopkeeper and a customer hostage, at gunpoint.

More at : https://www.news24.com/news24/south...res-brazen-jewellery-heist-in-durban-20201108
 

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Worker shot dead after trying to escape Joburg mall robbery

Police in Johannesburg are on the hunt for two men involved in a robbery that resulted in the death of a store clerk at Westgate Shopping Centre on Monday.

“It was reported that two masked men entered the store pretending to be customers,” said police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo in a statement.

Masondo said a preliminary investigation revealed that the assailants had forced the employees into the storeroom.

However, when one of the clerks managed to free himself, he was shot dead by the intruders




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WATCH | Robbers on the run after jewellery store heist at Durban mall​


Video footage has emerged of an armed gang making off with their loot after holding up and robbing a jewellery store in the Gateway shopping centre in Umhlanga, north of Durban, on Friday.

Private armed response security company Marshall Security said it received reports of a robbery in progress at 8.35am.

“Marshall Security received multiple panics from clients in Gateway mall stating there was a robbery in progress at a jewellery store and shots had been fired.

“Upon arrival of our armed response officers and special operations team, it was established an unknown number of suspects gained entry by breaking through the glass doors and windows using sledge hammers.”


More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...n-after-jewellery-store-heist-at-durban-mall/
 

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Armed gang still on the run after KZN north coast mall jewellery heist

Durban - Police have confirmed that a case of business robbery has been opened after a group of armed suspects robbed a jewellery store at a mall in Ballito on Monday morning.

According to KZN police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, the incident took place at 9.40am.

Gwala said it was alleged that the gang held staff at gunpoint, and then made off with an undisclosed amount of jewellery.

She said police were still searching for the suspects.

More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-af...ry-heist-f23fcb94-fcb7-4d2b-96c0-220b3ddd4079
 

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Fugitive 'jewellery store robber' captured after police shoot-out

A fugitive jewellery store robbery suspect who had been on the run since escaping from custody in 2014 has been arrested after a shoot-out with police in Johannesburg.

Acting on intelligence, police traced the man and spotted him in a vehicle on an M2 off-ramp on Tuesday.

Brig Mathapelo Peters said he was with two passengers in the car — one of them a woman with a baby.

“It is reported that the woman and one of the two men, who was the driver, surrendered to the police. The other man, who was the wanted suspect and was armed, jumped out of the vehicle and allegedly started firing shots at the police while running in the direction of the George Goch hostels. Police returned fire as they gave chase and the suspect was struck and injured,” she said.

More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...store-robber-captured-after-police-shoot-out/
 

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Brig Mathapelo Peters said he was with two passengers in the car — one of them a woman with a baby.

“It is reported that the woman and one of the two men

So the baby wasn't a passenger? Piss poor writing.
 

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Watch: Suspects make off with valuables in KZN Cash Crusaders robbery​


The South African Police Service (SAPS) in KwaZulu-Natal is set to launch a manhunt for four suspects who robbed a Cash Crusaders store at the Bluff Shopping Centre in Durban on Monday, 05 April 2021.



The incident was captured on CCTV footage and shows the men pacing back in fourth in the store before one of them pulls out a gun. Two of them are then seeing emptying some of the shelves and stuffing some items into a large back, while the armed suspect stands by the door.


No arrests have been made yet.

More at: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/new...with-valuables-in-kzn-cash-crusaders-robbery/
 

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A clock and watch repair shop in the centre where my locksmith is located was robbed on Friday 19th February at 9.05 as they were opening
The CCTV outside captured the images very well
SAPS arrived at 15.00 that day
A copy of the recording was made on a USB stick, SAPS were to collect it
No-one has been
The shop have a case number. Upon enquiry, the SAPS could not locate the file. "It is somewhere", they said
So much for a manhunt. Even with clear and sharp images they don't do anything
 

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Seven arrested after robbery, shootout at Cape Town retail store

Western Cape police have arrested seven people in connection with an armed robbery at a retail store in Hout Bay.

According to police, two suspects held up security guards while five others broke the glass doors of the store to gain entry on Thursday night.

"The suspects broke the glass panels of the cabinets inside the shop and took bottles of perfume and men’s cologne and packed it in big bags.

More at: https://www.news24.com/news24/south...y-shootout-at-cape-town-retail-store-20210410
 

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WATCH: Armed gunmen caught on camera fleeing Pav mall

A VIDEO of the armed robbery that unfolded at the Pavilion Shopping Centre earlier today has emerged on social media.

Several chilling gunshots can be heard booming throughout the mall as the alleged suspects, pulling what appears to be a large bag, comes into view.

The video, which seems to have been filmed from one of the stores, has gone viral on social media.


More at: https://highwaymail.co.za/438950/watch-armed-gunmen-caught-on-camera-fleeing-pav-mall/


Armed robbers flee with undisclosed amount of jewellery from Pavilion store

POLICE have confirmed that a customer had been shot in the brazen armed robbery that unfolded at the Pavilion Shopping Centre last night.

According to police, the victim, who was shot in the knee, is in a stable condition.

The mall’s management team has since apologised to shoppers following the armed robbery at the jewellery store.

Shortly after the shooting, a video of the incident emerged on social media.

In the video, several chilling gunshots can be heard. The suspects, pulling what appeared to be a large bag, were seen making their way towards the exit.

A shopper, who was at the mall with her children at the time of the incident, said they are still shaken after the traumatic ordeal.

More at: https://highwaymail.co.za/438964/ar...osed-amount-of-jewellery-from-pavilion-store/
 

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I have to wonder how long shopping centres will allow jewellery stores to remain as tenants in their properties...
 
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