Shoot-out during heist at Gauteng mall

2014-05-23 13:08
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - Two men were arrested after an attempted cash-in-transit heist at the Birch Acres Mall in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg, on Friday, Gauteng police said.

"About 10 men attempted to rob a security guard," said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

Police were called to the scene and a shoot-out ensued,

A security guard and one of the men were wounded in the shooting.

"A 9mm pistol and two firearms that the men took from a guard were recovered," said Dlamini.

The men's getaway vehicle, allegedly stolen in Midrand, was also recovered.

Dlamini said police were still on the look-out for six to seven men.

The mall was closed temporarily.

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