Cresta robbery was 'well coordinated'

Shop owners say they're deeply concerned by the latest robbery at the centre.

Police and paramedics on the scene, after attempted robbery at Cresta Mall on 13 August 2014. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Shop owners at Cresta Shopping Centre say today's robbery was well coordinated, with the gunmen heading straight for the iStore.

They say they're deeply concerned as this is the fourth robbery at the shopping centre in the past two years.

The gang made off with bags full of iPhones and iPads.

A man was shot and wounded in the parking lot when the gang made their getaway and opened fire randomly in the parking lot.

The wounded man is in a stable condition in hospital.

iStore management and staff are under lock-down inside the shop where police officers are taking statements from staff.

A pregnant woman who works at a jewellery shop next to the store says she feared for her and her baby's life.

"We had to close the store just to take a breather. We were scared that they would run from the iStore to ours."

Police are trying to find the men who were involved in the robbery.

Meanwhile, iStore management says staff and customers are receiving trauma counselling.

Video: Cresta robbery shocks shoppers.