Richmond robbers on run

2014-03-11 00:00

RICHMOND police and private security officers were searching last night for a gang of seven men who robbed a local store, firing wildly as they fled the scene.

The men took cash and stock, but failed in their attempt to get away in the shop owner’s vehicle, which would not start.

Magma Security guards were quickly on the scene after yesterday afternoon’s robbery, prompting the men to open fire as they ran into nearby bushes.

No one was injured.

Police responded with members of the Dog Unit, and a search commenced for the robbers, with Magma Security assisting.

In January, a gang held up security guards delivering cash to an ATM in the town. A shoot-out ensued in which seven people were wounded. A guard, a police officer and a woman bystander died of their injuries.

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