Shopper recounts Radiokop PnP robbery

Shoppers are still traumatised following a deadly robbery at the Radiokop Pick n Pay.

Police tape closes off a crime scene. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Five men have been arrested and one killed after a robbery at a Pick n Pay in Radiokop on Thursday night.

Police ran into the gang of at least 14 armed robbers, resulting in a shootout that left three people inside the store wounded, and one of the suspects dead.

Another four suspects were arrested in Booysens.

Shoppers said they were traumatised by the brutality of the men who stormed the store.

A woman who was outside the store during the robbery said, "I gave them my cellphone and told them it was all I had. He told me to lie down. He switched off cellphone and then gave it back to me."

Police are still looking for the rest of the group who managed to flee from the scene after the violent shootout.

Meanwhile, a group of robbers broke into an iStore in Fourways earlier this week.

One armed man was arrested while two managed to get away.