Guard shot in store robbery

2010-11-03 08:39
Johannesburg - A security guard was shot and wounded when a group of armed robbers held up a Checkers store near the Greenstone shopping mall in Edenvale on Tuesday evening, Tembisa police said.

The guard was shot in the upper body as he was walking towards the store, Captain Jethro Mtshali said. He was taken to hospital.

More than 15 robbers arrived outside the store at around 18:00 in a blue Toyota Venture and a Quantum. They held up staff and customers inside the store.

The robbers emptied tills before hijacking two vehicles, a white Yaris and a black VW Polo, outside the store. They fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A customer was hit over the head with a firearm when the robbers made a failed attempt to take his car as well.

A case of armed robbery and hijacking had been opened, Mtshali said.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact police on 10111.

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