Armed robbers hit Rosehill Mall
Guard held up after collecting cash
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.
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