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Robber targets Athol Square Shopping Centre

There has been a robbery at Athol Square Shopping Centre near Sandton.

Armed robbers at Athol Square Shopping Centre robbed Sorbet on 21 April 2017 Picture: Eusebius Mckaiser/Iwitness.

JOHANNESBURG - There has been a robbery at Athol Square Shopping Centre in Joburg, according to 702 and Cape Talk presenter Eusebius McKaiser.

McKaiser says the suspects robbed a Sorbet store in the centre.

The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle with registration number CC 48 BV GP.

The same suspect, using the same vehicle, has reportedly just held up Bellinis Restaurant in Illovo.

According to shoppers, the robbers followed a woman into the salon and demanded she hands over her jewellery.

No one has been hurt or injured.

Police and armed security guards are on the scene, while the incident has left customers reeling.

One customer says she was in a shop nearby when gunmen stormed in.

“We locked ourselves in the back room, next door to Tasha’s restaurant and we were shaking. The lady who was waxing my legs was absolutely shaken.”