BREAKING NEWS: Armed robbery at Rosehill Mall

By LOUISE CARTER

A G4S cash and transit guard was robbed while collecting money from Superspar at around 10:30am this morning. It is unconfirmed how much money was made off with but witnesses indicated the value to be near R60 000.

RECOVERED: A silver Corsa utility bakkie was used as a getaway car in an armed robbery at Rosehill Mall. The vehicle was recovered only 5km’s away from the scene. SAPS suspect the robbers to have abandoned the Corsa and flee with another vehicle Picture: LOUISE CARTER

An unnamed MultiSecurity reaction officer said he had seen the CCTV footage and said he saw two guys casually walking around in the mall. As soon as the G4S guard left the store the two robbers confronted him with guns and ran off with the money.

Panther Farm Security and MultiSecurity quickly recovered the “escape car”, a silver Corsa bakkie on the Southwell (farm) Road. The vehicle was discovered about 200m up the road, out of sight and had been stripped of its number plates.

A Hi-Tech security guard at the mall confirmed that he had seen the two men “window shop” and that the G4S vehicle was parked in the service delivery area.

Rosehill Mall. Picture: LOUISE CARTER

More bystanders told ToT that they saw two men running out the mall and speed off with the bakkie that had been parked at the front entrance near the pedestrian crossing.

SAPS spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender confirmed that G4Security had collected the black shock trolley filled with money from the store.

“While attempting to leave the mall and still inside, he [the guard] was approached by the two unknown males. One of them pointed at him with a firearm and grabbed the shock trolley which contained an undisclosed amount of cash.

“The suspects left the mall and got into a silver Corsa utility bakkie, registration number HSS 136 EC. During patrols of the area, the vehicle was found abandoned on the gravel road approximately 5kms from the scene,” said the police spokesman.

Govender said that no arrests have been made but that a case of armed robbery is being investigated. SAPS have confirmed the vehicle is being sought in a case in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth that happened last month (August).

Enquiries captain Mali Govender.

-Talk of The Town

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