Shooting at Menlyn Park

2015-08-31 13:38
Paramedics and police attend to the scene where an alleged robber was shot in Menlyn Park, Pretoria. (Supplied, Netcare 911)

Paramedics and police attend to the scene where an alleged robber was shot in Menlyn Park, Pretoria. (Supplied, Netcare 911)

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Pretoria - An alleged robber was shot and three others arrested following an armed robbery at Menlyn Park shopping centre in Pretoria early on Monday afternoon.

The man was shot outside the Checkers at the centre just after noon, according to an emergency services source speaking on condition of anonymity.

Gauteng police were not aware of the robbery.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said paramedics arrived on the scene and found a large police presence.

"Medics were taken to a man [who] had sustained serious gunshot wounds. After he was stabilised at the scene they transported him to a local hospital for the care he required," he said.

Last week Sunday, armed robbers targeted both Centurion Mall and the Mall@Reds in Centurion within two hours of each other in the morning.

At Centurion Mall, robbers made off with R300 000 worth of cellphones from a Vodashop retailer, while at the Mall@Reds, five armed men robbed the centre's Edgars branch.

On August 5, three armed men attacked the Campus Square shopping centre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, taking jewellery worth thousands of rands.

The same centre saw a Cell C store robbed on July 22.

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