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Metro cop killed in JHB mall robbery

It’s understood two suspects walked into Pick n Pay, took a security guard’s firearm & fled with a money box.

FILE: The suspects apparently panicked and shot the police officer. Picture: sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have confirmed a Metro Police officer has been shot dead during a robbery at the Junction Mall in Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg.

It's understood two suspects walked into Pick n Pay this afternoon and took a security guard's firearm before making off with a money box.

The suspects apparently panicked and shot the officer.

The police's Jerbes de Bruyn says no one has been arrested.

"Just as the Metro cop in uniform came into the shop to buy something the robber shot and killed him. They fled the scene when the money box exploded and the Metro Police officer's firearm was not taken."

Last week, four people were shot and killed in Rosettenville.

Paramedics responded to a shooting on First Avenue and declared all four victims dead on the scene.

Police said a gang of five men hijacked a truck near Selby and abandoned it in Kibler Park after offloading the cargo.

Two of the suspects were shot and killed while their three accomplices are now behind bars.

Two security guards were also killed in the shootout.