Two killed in shoot-out at Gauteng mall

2015-09-29 20:00
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Johannesburg - A security guard and a suspected robber have been killed in a shoot-out at the Ga-Rankuwa Mall, Gauteng police said.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Matthews Nkoadi said the shooting began at 13:00 on Tuesday when a group of about five men attacked two security guards who were transporting cash to a bank inside the mall.

One security guard was carrying the cash box and the other guard was escorting him. Both were armed.

Nkoadi said about four men entered the mall.

He said one suspect pointed a firearm at the guard who was escorting the other guard. Another robber then pointed a firearm at the guard carrying the cash box.

A shoot-out ensued between one of the security guards and one of the robbers. Both sustained serious gunshot wounds.

The other robbers fled the scene in a white Toyota Hilux with an undisclosed amount of cash, Nkoadi said.

The security guard who was carrying the cash box was not harmed.

An armed robbery docket has been opened.  

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