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  • A jewellery store in Ballito Junction Mall has been robbed.
  • Staff were held at gunpoint as items were stolen.
  • Police are investigating a case of robbery.

A jewellery store in the Ballito Junction Mall, north of Durban, was robbed on Monday morning, police have said.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said a group of men stormed the store and accosted staff.

"It is alleged that this morning at 09:40, the employees were performing their duties at [a] jewellery store at a shopping centre in Ballito when they were accosted by a group of armed men.

"At gunpoint, the suspects broke the windows, took [an] undisclosed amount of jewellery and fled the scene in an unknown direction."

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Gwala said a case of robbery has been opened at Umhlali police station for investigation.

In a statement, the mall also confirmed the incident.

"Ballito Junction confirms that no one was injured during an armed robbery at a jewellery store, within the centre earlier today. The [police] responded swiftly and are in pursuit of the robbers."

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