Is the Rolex gang back?

Questions are being asked about whether the notorious gang continues to operate & why it hasn't been stopped.

FILE. A visitor walks past an advert at the booth of the Swiss watchmaker Rolex at the Baselworld fair in Basel. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - A robbery and fatal shooting have led to fresh questions about whether the notorious Rolex gang continues to operate and if so, why have they not been stopped.

Last week, a man appeared to have been followed from a shopping mall to his office in Parktown where he was hijacked and robbed at gun point.

Police said he was held up by a group of armed men who made off with what's believed to be a Rolex watch.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini said, "His valuable goods were taken and his car was also taken but it was later recovered."

On Wednesday, Eyewitness News confirmed that a well-known Rolex gang member was shot and killed in Marlboro near Alexandra in Northern Johannesburg at the weekend.

Dlamini said the suspected gang member, killed in a shooting outside a Marlboro nightclub on Sunday, had been linked to a spate of robberies in Sandton.

"His name is Moses Maleka who has been involved in several cases."

According to the Parkview Community Policing Forum (CPF) armed robberies involving Rolex watches happen frequently.

Police have said the investigation into the gang continues.