Armed rob­bers hit Rose­hill Mall

Guard held up af­ter col­lect­ing cash

Talk of the Town - - News - LOUISE CARTER

AG4S cash-in-tran­sit guard was robbed while col­lect­ing money from Su­perSPAR at about 10am on Tues­day.

It is un­con­firmed how much money was made off with, but wit­nesses in­di­cated the value to be near R60000.

An un­named Mul­tiSe­cu­rity re­ac­tion of­fi­cer said he had seen the CCTV footage and wit­nessed two men 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-Tec 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.

More by­standers told TotT 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 spokes­woman Cap­tain Mali Goven­der con­firmed that G4S 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 a firearm at him and grabbed the shock trol­ley which con­tained an undis­closed amount of cash,” she said.

“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 about 5km from the scene.”

Goven­der said that no ar­rests had been made but that a case of armed rob­bery was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

The SAPS have con­firmed the same Corsa was be­ing sought in a case in Mother­well, Port Eliz­a­beth, last month.

Pic­ture: LOUISE CARTER

RE­COV­ERED: This sil­ver Corsa util­ity bakkie was used as a get­away car in an armed rob­bery at Rose­hill Mall on Tues­day. The ve­hi­cle was re­cov­ered only 5km away from the scene. The po­lice sus­pect the rob­bers aban­doned the Corsa and fled in an­other ve­hi­cle

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