Manhunt on for mall robbers

2015-05-06 21:27
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Cape Town - Police are on the hunt for a trio of robbers who hit a store at an Athlone shopping centre, in the Western Cape, on Wednesday.

Provincial police spokesperson Tembinkosi Kinana said the heist took place at Vangate Mall at 11:55 when the suspects, carrying guns, made their way to a jewellery store.

He said a 59-year-old shop assistant was allegedly instructed at gunpoint to make her way to the back of the shop.

"They started taking jewellery, the value of which has not been disclosed," he said.

The suspects then fled the scene.

Police are investigating a case of business robbery.

There have been no arrests yet.

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