Maponya Mall the latest armed robbery target
It's understood six men approached two security guards who were carrying cash from one of the stores.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police are searching for six men following an armed robbery at Maponya Mall in Soweto.
It's understood the group approached two security guards who were carrying cash from one of the stores.
Authorities say one shot was fired but no one was hurt.
The police's Lungelo Dlamini says the suspects made off with two bags of cash.
It's the second armed robbery in Gauteng today.
Two armed men held up staff at a cellphone shop at Northgate Shopping Centre this morning.
Gauteng residents have expressed concern about the recent spate of robberies at shopping centres across Gauteng, saying they fear shopping in malls knowing that gunmen can strike at any time.
An iStore was hit at the Centurion Mall last month, the latest such shop to be robbed.
Police said suspects managed to get away with about R1 million worth of phones, Macbooks and iPads.