Nine pensioners shot during cash heist at Soshanguve Mall

Police say nine senior citizens and two guards were shot during the heist at a pension payout point.

FILE: Police have launched a manhunt for 10 suspects who fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Picture: sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating a cash heist at a pension point Soshanguve Mall north of Pretoria, in which nine senior citizens and two security guards were shot and wounded by stray bullets.

Police have launched a manhunt for 10 suspects who fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini said the suspects abandoned a BMW at the scene and fled in unknown vehicles.

"We have launched a manhunt for group of about 10 men who shot and wounded the nine elderly citizens and two security guards. The guards were taking the money to a pension point when they were attacked."

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