Mall employees don't feel safe

Following another robbery at the Centurion Mall, workers are questioning their safety at the work place.

An Apple iStore in Centurion. Picture:

CENTURION - Employees at the Centurion Mall say they now fear working at the centre, after today's armed robbery and shooting, making it the third time in recent months that this specific mall has been targeted.

A gang of men hit the Vodacom store earlier today, but were stopped by police while exiting the mall.

The iStore was robbed in August, with gunmen making off with thousands of rand in electronics.

Police are now trying to find out if the same gang might be responsible for both robberies.

Employees say this is the third robbery in a short space of time and they no longer feel safe.

One woman believes those arrested are the same culprits.

"We think it's the same because they didn't get caught the first time. Now they've come back but they thought they would get away again but didn't."

It's understood six men held up staff at the store and demanded they fill two bags with cellphones.

As they were making their getaway police arrested them and recovered three firearms as well as the stolen goods.

They are expected to appear in court soon.

There has been a spate of mall robberies in the province in recent months.

Last month Gauteng Provincial commissioner Lesetja Mothiba promised that security would be beefed up at malls.

Meanwhile in Cape Town police have also had their hands full.

Just this morning the Bayside Mall in Table View was targeted after robbers hit the Vodacom store.