No arrests after Gauteng mall robberies

Gauteng police are following up on several leads in connection with robberies at 5 malls.

Eight men held up staff members at the Timberland store at the World Wear Shopping Centre, marking the fifth mall robbery in the province just this week. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say they are following several leads in connection with robberies at five shopping centres across the province this week.

But no arrests have been made.

In the latest incident, the World Wear Shopping Centre on the West Rand was targeted on Thursday.

Police are searching for eight gunmen, who robbed the Timberland clothing store in Fairlands.

Gauteng malls have fallen victim to a spate of robberies in recent days.

On Monday, both Maponya and Northgate Malls were robbed while a Telkom Connect store was robbed at the Kolonnade Shopping Centre in Pretoria on Tuesday and another at the Eastgate Shopping Mall on Wednesday.

Last month iStores at Cresta, Centurion and The Glen malls were also targeted.

Police have since appealed to witnesses to come forward with any information to help track those responsible.