2 wounded in Midrand jewellery heist

2012-06-06 16:29

Johannesburg - Two people were injured during an armed robbery at a Midrand jewellery store on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.

"Two bystanders were injured during the incident and were rushed to a nearby hospital in a serious but stable condition," Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said.

Seven heavily armed men entered the store at around 10:00 and ordered staff to hand over the merchandise. The men fired their weapons as they left the store, wounding the bystanders.

Ndou said the value of the stolen goods was unknown and no suspects had been arrested.

  • Pulverturm - 2012-06-06 16:51

    Yes, but which store?

      yolande.rwaai - 2012-06-06 17:53

      I think mentioning the name would make the store a soft target for other criminals *My guess*

  • Melusi - 2012-06-06 17:01

    Atrocious reporting,again,i give up

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-06 17:04

    T.I.A. Rob the store, then on the way out start shooting. Why?

      gideon.joubert.10 - 2012-06-06 17:06

      Because they are criminal scum with no respect for the lives or property of others, and even less respect for the law!

      Denis - 2012-06-07 07:55've summarised it well. There is no other way of changing the mindsets of these animals expet by hanging them. The abolishment of the death penalty was well and suited for the times just after 1994 when we all wanted to stop the abuse of the death penalty, But now, society is under siege from criminals. What can stop us from re-introducing it? Are the laws immune from ammendments? Cant this issue be decided at a referendum? I'm no legal expert but something needs to be done.

  • Tony - 2012-06-06 17:18

    I hope that if the cops find these guys with their firearms on them the cops fire warning shots into their chests and then string them up on the toll gantries.

  • Isabel - 2012-06-06 17:20

    Ok I might be wrong on the Cameras. if that does not work then nothing will.Just hope that the people that got hurt are ok.

  • barbara.a.hirschfeld - 2012-06-06 17:21

    A jewellery store in the Boulders. You are not safe anywhere even if the store has dozens of security guards patroling.

      Lebogang Molefo - 2012-06-06 18:42

      i was there yesterday, i was looking for a diamond bracelet for my mum's birthday.... damn to think they could've took it from me... crime in this country is just ridiculous

  • danscholtz123 - 2012-06-06 17:38

    Crime is a national sport in this country -------- please news 24 do us a favour ------ check the info on ALL the prisoners who got Presidential pardons and what they were convicted for. I saw a document today at Empangeni Court (KZN). 34 Of the names on the list of prisoners for presidential pardons were convicted murderers in fact between the 34 prisoners they were convicted of 118 murders????????????? What the hell?

  • thato.mongale1 - 2012-06-12 18:48


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