Tuesday, August 20, 2019

THERE HAS BEEN A SPATE OF JEWELLERY STORE ROBBERIES IN CAPE TOWN RECENTLY



This has been an ongoing issue and no signs to see the end on mall robberies in Western Cape. Late in July Cape Quarter shopping centre which situated at De Waterkant Area was hit by unknown group of suspects and that followed an incident took place in an American Swiss store in Long Beach Mall also in Cape Town seven armed robberies in Cape CBD intended, which believed to be a syndicate behind the recent series of businesses robberies in CBD. Another incident Kamaldien jewellery store in Claremont became the fourth store robbed in July alone, coming after same day’s armed robbery in Kenilworth Centre earlier that day.

In all these incident of robberies, suspects came in with sledgehammers, knifes or fire arms. Recently, 2 out of 5 suspects allegedly robbed jewellery store at Blue Route Mall situated in Tokai, on Monday p.m. were detained. They robbed the business and fled the scene on Monday. As they were trying to get away, a police officer who was also at the shopping centre at the time of incident gave race. EWN reported Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said shots were fired but no one was injured. It is alleged that five suspects, two armed with firearms, robbed a jewellery store. The police officer stopped them in their tracks while trying to flee. Two men, aged 24 and 28, were arrested.


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Mandlenkosi Mde

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