Man held after Fourways mall robbery

2012-08-29 09:10

Johannesburg - An armed man was arrested on William Nicol Drive on Wednesday after allegedly robbing a shop at a mall in Fourways, Johannesburg police said.

Warrant Officer Karen Jacobs said the man was part of a group of three who allegedly robbed a shop around 07:00 on Wednesday morning.

"Security and police chased the three men, a shootout ensued and police managed to arrest one man."
The two other men were still at large.

"Police are currently still on the scene, it is believed the men crashed their getaway vehicle."
Jacobs said no injuries have been reported yet.

No further details were immediately available.

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  • ingi.raikes - 2012-08-29 09:21

    Good for you! A plastic bag over his head and a kick in the balls, and hey PRESTO, you'll have the contact dets required to arrest the other two! Good bye to another 3 criminals which are terrorising our families! Yah for S.A.P.!

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-08-29 09:27

      A rag and water is much more effective.

      Rudolf - 2012-08-29 09:45

      Uhmm, No!! What you are suggesting is inhumane and tortures the individual! What about his "human rights"..?? If you want answers, take a 200 000V stungun and use it on his "zuma-spear"... They sing like a canary in mating season *Evil-Grin*

  • Aads - 2012-08-29 09:26

    with our system, they will be out on bail in no time to yet again commit another crime................... this is SA

  • Hemlock - 2012-08-29 09:31

    Pity the cops didn't just shoot all three of the rotters and rid this country of some of the garbage and save the tax payer the cost of keeping them behind bars. Well done SAP.

  • npretorius2 - 2012-08-29 09:46

    I heard the first shots around 5:40, not 7AM. Sounded like a war zone.

      hayley.fredericks.9 - 2012-08-29 09:50

      I was also going to say that! By 7am the whole thing was over. The police helicopter was already flying around at 6am and the story was on the 06h30 news already. - 2012-08-29 09:56

      Yip, I also heard the shots just after 5:30! There were so many shots fired it sounded like fireworks!

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-08-29 11:14

      Agreed - the reports were out long before 7 ...

  • jane.whysall - 2012-08-29 10:06

    Heard the gun shots at 5:30 or so, then phoned the police! Then heard cars and ambulance for an hour afterwards. Very scary stuff this morning!

  • petr.valcik1 - 2012-08-29 12:07

    Yip - I have to agree that it was long over before 7 as the helicopter was around just after 6. Somehow it didn't seem as bad as the Leaping Frog robbery earlier this year but it's a bit too frequent for my liking.

  • stewart.mackay001 - 2012-08-29 13:09

    Definitely not 7am - it was around 5am - heard the shots fired! There were 2 rounds of shots fired in quick succession.

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