Eighth armed robbery at Gauteng shopping mall
Eight men held up staff at the Timberland store at the Worldwear Shopping Centre in Fairland.
JOHANNESBURG - Robbers have targeted a sixth mall in Gauteng this week, with the latest hit at a clothing store in Fairland, in Western Johannesburg.
Police have launched a manhunt for a gang of at least eight men, who held up staff at the Timberland store at the Worldwear Shopping Centre a short while ago.
The police's Lungelo Dlamini says, "They removed all the clothing and fled the scene in a double-cab bakkie. Nobody was injured, no shots were fired."
There's been at least one robbery at a Gauteng mall every day this week, in both Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for three men who robbed a Telkom store in the Eastgate Shopping Centre.
They say the men entered the store late on Wednesday afternoon and demanded cellphones from staff before fleeing.
On Tuesday, four men reportedly robbed a Telkom store at the Kolonnade Shopping Centre in Pretoria East of cellphones with a resale value of R200,000.
Dlamini says no one was injured and a case of business robbery is being investigated.
Last week thieves made off with equipment valued at hundreds of thousands of rands after robbing the iStore at the Centurion Mall.