Baby shot in jewellery store heist

2012-06-16 16:01
Johannesburg - Three people, including a baby, were shot and injured in a robbery at Randridge Mall in Johannesburg on Saturday, Gauteng police said.

A fourth person, a policeman, was wounded in a shootout during a chase that ensued, said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

At 10:30, five armed men entered a jewellery store at the mall and held the staff at gunpoint before stealing jewellery.

Dlamini said a 56-year-old manager and a 1-and-half year-old baby were shot in their legs. Another 47-year-old man was shot in the stomach.

The gang fled in a bakkie.

Police gave chase and a police officer was shot and injured, said Dlamini.

A short while later, the getaway vehicle lost control and crashed. One robber, who was found injured inside the bakkie, was arrested.

A second robber was apprehended after he was tracked with a police dog.

Two others were found hiding in a house and handcuffed.

The fifth robber escaped and was being sought by police.

Police seized three bags of jewellery and two firearms.

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