3rd iStore robbery in Gauteng in under a month

2014-08-22 13:45
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Johannesburg - The iStore at Centurion Mall was robbed of goods worth over R1m on Friday, Gauteng police said.

"The following properties were taken - iPhones, laptops, and tablets worth over a million," spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Khensani Magoai said in a statement.

Four men allegedly entered the store pretending to be customers before holding up the store manager with a firearm.

They then helped themselves to the electronic goods.

Police were searching for the group.

"They instructed the manager to open the safe. The suspects fled the scene in three vehicles, a white Corsa, a black Audi A4, and a silver Mazda," she said.

Magoai said one of the guards at the mall gave chase but the gang started shooting at him. He was, however, not harmed.

"Police are also appealing to anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the nearest police station," she said.

It is the third iStore outlet to be hit in Gauteng in less than a month.

On 13 August, the iStore at Cresta Shopping Centre was robbed and one person was injured when the gang made their getaway.

The Glen's iStore was robbed a few days later, according to Eye Witness News.

Mogoai said police were investigating to see if there was a link between the robberies.

"At this stage we do not know if they [robberies] are linked," she said.

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