Safety concerns raised after CT mall robbed

One person was wounded in a shoot-out between robbers and security guards.


CAPE TOWN - Security concerns have been raised by some tenants at the Parow Centre.

Two armed robbers hit a shop there on Tuesday afternoon.

One person was wounded in a shootout between robbers and security guards.

Eyewitnesses say they were terrified during the robbery and shoot-out.

It is understood that the two robbers threatened employees at the MTN cellphone store.

A fast food outlet manager says the frequency of robberies is unsettling.

“This was the second time this has happened. It was MTN this time, but it could be us tomorrow.”

She revisits the moments after the incident.

“I went out of the office and went there. This man started shooting. My staffs’ lives were in danger and I had to close doors. Even my life was in danger."

Police say that the suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed number of devices.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)