Security officers shot, businesses robbed

2016-05-19 06:00

TWO security officers were shot at Izingolweni­ Shopping Centre on Thursday night.

Its alleged that three armed men went into the centre and shot the on-duty security officers.

The men then went to a Standard Bank ATM, which they tried to rob, but unsuccessfully.

“The suspects damaged the ATM and went to the Brandz outlet in the centre, broke in and stole a number of branded jeans," said police spokesperson Captain Gerald Mfeka.

Mfeka said the suspects then broke into Mnandi Meats and stole a large amount of cash from the safe and fled.

Brandz manager Sharlene Moodley said they have video footage, which is currently with the police.

“We have video footage of the one suspect breaking into the shop and heading straight to the jeans section. He took a number of Levis,” said Moodley.

Moodley said they are not sure if that was all he took because they are waiting for stock taking.

Mnandi Meats co-owner Shaka Langa said the suspects broke into the safe and took R8 000.

No arrests have been made so far.

Ezinqoleni SAPS are investigating two attempted murder cases, two business break-ins and a case of malicious damage to property.

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