Robbers hit Johannesburg mall

2012-04-22 14:37

Johannesburg - A group of armed men robbed a mall in Fourways, Johannesburg, stealing an undisclosed amount of money, and cellphones and wallets from customers, SABC radio reported on Sunday.

Police spokesperson warrant officer Balan Muthan told the broadcaster a shootout ensued when police arrived on the scene on Saturday night.

"The suspects in their attempt to flee also hijacked a motor vehicle, which was recovered."

Police arrested one man and confiscated his gun. A detective unit had been appointed to the case to track down the remaining robbers.

  • Nyiko - 2012-04-22 14:54

    @Rob what makes u think they are black?

      Lindelwa - 2012-04-22 15:27

      I don't feel safe in South Africa, because of comments like these. Instead of arguing about how we can beat crime and poverty, all that's on people's minds is the race of the criminals. Verwoerd has done a great Brain- Washing job. Oh, my goodness, South Africa and race politics has a long way to go X_X

      Rob - 2012-04-22 16:01

      @LINDELWA. Due to the fact that I advocate that the race of perpetrators is published, I am considered racist ! Fact remains White, black, indian & coloured make up the majority of the races in sa, so why not ! Are you ashamed @ the actions of your brothers & sisters, do you have something to hide ? Always ready to play the race card, when your race is reflected in a negative light.

      Alfred - 2012-04-22 16:59

      @Andrew, in the US 22% of serial killers are black while they only make up about 13% of the population. @Tsotsi, actually it does. If we're going to be subjected to quota's and the government is constantly monitoring how many whites own what, how many blacks own businesses, how many shareholders have to be a certain colour etc. then I think it's only fair that we hear what colour criminals are too. If you're going to play the race game then you can't suddenly decide to bail out when it no longer suits you.

      Chad - 2012-04-22 17:02

      @Rob, only stats I could find relevant: SA Population Demographics: Black 79.4% White 9.2% Coloured 8.8% Asian 2.6% Source.... SA prison population: Black 80.2% White 1.7% Coloured 17.6% Asian 0.5% Source..... Interesting.....?

      Ditiro - 2012-04-22 23:00

      just wait untill a white person does something and comment about thier race and hear how everyone is going to be on your case about "why did you have to bring race into this" they first class hypocrytes

      John - 2012-04-23 05:51

      Chad !!! I love you man. Stats can't be wrong. Enough said.....

  • Sechaba - 2012-04-22 15:09

    Its comment like this from some of this fools that sometimes make me very angry and not care when a white Person is murdered or eaten by Sharks or Killed in his so called Farm. I wish crime commited by Blacks or Whites is eroded in this country.

      Tsotsi - 2012-04-22 16:15

      Yes,Action by other blacks does not grant permission to insult every black you come across

      Koos - 2012-04-23 07:34

      And yet all farmers are "BAD"....

  • Elize - 2012-04-22 15:12

    Sjoe am I glad I don't live there anymore!!

      Ditiro - 2012-04-22 23:08

      so you glad you left

  • Gert - 2012-04-22 15:39

    Rob I will arm this people to hunt you down if you don't stop with your racist comments,I'm done hating a black man let's take our country forward.

      Rob - 2012-04-22 15:53

      Gert....You are a useless pitiful pissant of an individual. Why arm people, be " brave " like Cpho Addwin LOL Featherbird " who is personally going to confront me. I will knock the snot from both of your peanut brains !

      madise.paul - 2012-04-22 15:54

      the problem with Rob is that he never smell the anger of a black man before....believe me Rob u can say whatever u wana say with my people but hey dude u just invited yourself a life-curse and expect it coming ur way! its not a threat but a promise.

      Eugene Walters - 2012-04-22 15:56

      just another day somewhere in Africa

      Rob - 2012-04-22 16:05

      madise.paul...I can see natures been cruel enough to you already. Not to worry, what you wish on others often comes back to you tenfold.

      Paul - 2012-04-22 16:12

      The mud slinging on this forum"s pathetic

      Ken - 2012-04-23 00:06

      @Madise.paul Calm down angry impy,...... if you can do life-curses and things like that, do you do penis enlargements as well?

  • Justin - 2012-04-22 16:29

    People please stop now with all this racism BS. The colour of our skin is not the issue here, get over it. Its the lazy, uneducated and thieving C U Next Tuesday's that did the crime. Us as South African's must stand up against this BS with an iron fist or else they win.

  • Goerge - 2012-04-22 16:30

    Was it the fourways mall ?

      Lindy - 2012-04-22 20:13

      No Goerge,it was at The Leaping Frog Shopping Centre :)

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-04-22 16:41

    And Mr says we are safe? Come Mr President, let's have a comment from you

  • Pussycat44 - 2012-04-22 18:14

    This article was about a robbery! Thanks to Rob for making it a racial issue (as he sees it) and others who fell into his trap and continued arguing with him.

  • Nigel - 2012-04-22 18:27

    hang them

  • karenadawkins - 2012-04-22 20:53

    the only solution to crime weather rape, murder, thievery etc is the death penalty .... enough is enough regardless of race its time we stop fearing the criminals and they start fearing the law... and actually realize that a crime is punishable by your own life... than maybe they will think twice... but only if

  • Farmworker - 2012-04-22 21:03

    @Rob I normally don’t have time for dump people like you, who only seeks nothing but to enjoy sowing hatred ideas in south africans mind. And people like you probably left South African because of paranoia long time ago, but the constantly interested in the happenings of this beautiful land. If you don’t like it here why are you still here and why can’t you read the news of the country you interested to foreign. I am just wondering who is liking your comment because my white fellow country men know that was a stupid comment and it does not help the situation. Crime is crime and it knows no color, as long as the gap and the poor is so wide, things like this are bound to happen. I don’t think a guy enjoying his life would want to risk going to jail by comitting a crime

      Koos - 2012-04-23 07:52

      “Crime is crime” .. RUBBISH! There is definitive differences between white, Indian and black crime. Crime is crime is an old line used to “persuade” liberals to protect aggressors or at least excuse them from “the norm”. You don’t kill and rape because you are hungry.

  • Amanda - 2012-04-22 21:28

    And I thought that I would get more info on the actual events on this forum! What a disappointment, all I see is racist remarks and intolerance. Suggestion: never argue with a fool, he'll pull you down to his level, then beat you on experience. Come on guys, refuse to pay attention, it is degrading!!

  • Claudio - 2012-04-22 21:32

    Robert( not Rob ) is quite correct that criminality is not the exclusive domain of black people. My problem is that crime and criminality is the motto of our ruling party. When our leaders, police, teachers and justice system as well as cabinet ministers themselves are part of the problem, then anger and racism is a by product.

  • Bzeng - 2012-04-23 06:17

    Gauteng motorist should hire these robbers to steal SANRAL etoll equipment maybe the newly upgraded freeway too.

  • Petr - 2012-04-23 14:24

    Only one guy was arrested? I have a picture of two of the guys that gave up their hostages after a stand off. I also found a gun lying in the grass next to the pavement about 200m away from the Mall. There were multiple shootout as some of the robbers scattered and tried to hi-jack cars by any means possible.

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