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Gauteng residents shaken by spate of iStore robberies

An iStore was hit at the Centurion Mall earlier today, the latest such shop to be robbed.

Gauteng residents say they are deeply concerned about the recent spate of robberies at iStores. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng residents say they are deeply concerned about the recent spate of robberies at iStores, saying they fear shopping in malls knowing that gunmen can strike at any time.

An iStore was hit at the Centurion Mall earlier today, the latest such shop to be robbed.

It's understood a gang of eight heavily armed gunmen held up staff at the Apple store.

Police say suspects managed to get away with about R1 million worth of phones, Macbooks and iPads.

Management says a number of arrests were made but police can still not confirm this.

Fidelity Security Services says some suspects managed to get away in three vehicles, breaking a boom and firing shots.

Shocked Centurion mall employees say they cannot continue to go to work in fear.

There were two incidents at the Telkom store in the centre just last month.

Witnesses described frightening scenes of chaos during the brazen robbery.

One shop owner told Eyewitness News he's scared the gang could strike again.

"I am afraid that these people will come into my shop and do the same thing."

The iStore is still cordoned off with a heavy police presence.

At the same time, the store's national management says all devices stolen from the robbery have been deactivated and locked.

Nine days ago, a shopper was shot and wounded when a gang of men stormed the iStore at Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg. The robbers made off with bags full of iPhones and iPads.

Twenty-four hours later, the iStore at the Glen Shopping Centre in southern Johannesburg was also robbed.

A security guard was wounded in the leg when at least seven men robbed the shop, fleeing with electronics worth more than R1 million.

Last week, police said it was too early to confirm if the two heists were linked.