An armed robbery at the Incredible Connection at Mall of Africa on 31 March shows how brazen local criminals have become.
CCTV footage of the robbery shows the criminals lingering outside the store at around 21:30, then breaking through the doors and looting the shop.
There appears to be at least nine suspects, with one guarding the door while the robbery takes place.
After goods were thrown into bags, they were loaded into a trolley from the shopping centre.
Mall of Africa said the authorities were notified of the robbery and there were no injuries.
Vanessa Fourie from the Mall of Africa said it is believed that the gang has been active in recent weeks across shopping malls in Gauteng.
“At this time we have no further information from either the SAPS or the store, but we continue to work closely with them,” said Fourie.
“While investigations and related follow-up activities around this incident will continue for as long as possible, the store will continue to trade as usual.”
She said that the Mall of Africa’s top priority is the safety of its customers and employees, and that it will take all measures necessary to ensure this.