Another SA iStore robbed

Another iStore was robbed in Gauteng on Friday — this time at Centurion Mall in Pretoria, police said.

It is the third iStore outlet to be hit in Gauteng in less than a month.

On August 13, the iStore at Cresta Shopping Centre was robbed and one person was injured when the gang made their getaway.

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“The following properties were taken — iPhones, laptops, and tablets worth over a million,” spokeswoman Lt-Col Khensani Magoai said in a statement.

Four men allegedly entered the store pretending to be customers before holding up the store manager with a firearm.

They then helped themselves to the electronic goods.

Police were searching for the group.

“They instructed the manager to open the safe. The suspects fled the scene in three vehicles, a white Corsa, black Audi A4, and a silver Mazda,” she said.

Magoai said one of the guards at the mall gave chase but the gang started shooting at him. He was, however, not harmed.

“Police are also appealing to anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the nearest police station,” she said.

On August 13, the iStore at Cresta Shopping Centre was robbed and one person was injured when the gang made their getaway.

The Glen’s iStore was robbed a few days later, according to Eye Witness News.

Mogoai said police were investigating to see if there was a link between the robberies.

“At this stage we do not know if they [robberies] are linked,” she said.

Warrant Officer Hero Gumbu confirmed the robbery but could not give further details on what had happened. He said the provincial office would issue statement on the robbery.

Comment from Core Group:

We confirm a robbery took place at iStore Centurion this morning. The safety of our customers and staff are our number one priority, and very extensive security measures have been put in place.

The SAPS has made a number of arrests shortly after the incident.

Finally, we would like to emphasise that all devices stolen from iStores will be deactivated and locked irreversibly, rendering them worthless for use and resale.

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