Robbery

CT mall hit in jewellery store heist

Police are on the hunt for three robbers who hit a Cape Town mall on Thursday. The trio held up American Swiss at Westgate Mall in Mitchells Plain. The robbers struck at 12:40, provincial police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed. “According to reports, three unidentified suspects entered the store and[…]

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Chaos at Cape Town mall during robbery

Tenants at a Cape Town shopping centre hit by a trio of robbers on Wednesday tried to lock the suspects in the store they had hit. Chaos erupted at Vangate Mall in Athlone shortly before midday when the three “big” gun-toting suspects made their way to the Sherezad jewellery store,[…]

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Bank in Gardens, Cape Town robbed

The Nedbank branch in the Gardens Centre in Cape Town was robbed by three armed men at around 10:30 on Saturday, an eyewitness said. The woman, who did not want to be identified, said the men ran past the café where she works carrying four large bags of cash. No[…]

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Capegate beefs up security

After Saturday’s robbery, management at the Cape Gate shopping centre have reassured staff and shoppers they will be increasing their security by working closely with the police and surrounding shopping malls to ensure their safety. Security will be more stringent, with random stop and searches on visitors to the mall,[…]

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Man in court for Meyiwa’s murder

The NPA has confirmed that a man appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday in connection with the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa. “The man, Zanokuhle Mbatha… is facing a charge of murder and robbery of Mr Senzo Meyiwa,” National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Nathi Mncube said. “He[…]

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Man arrested for CTown mall robbery

A man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a robbery at the Canal Walk Mall in Cape Town, Western Cape police said. “The suspect was pointed out to the police by a member of the public today,” Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said. Police were investigating whether he could be linked[…]

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Canal Walk to beef up security

After another robbery at the mall on Saturday, Canal Walk’s management says it will put stringent security measures in place and have been engaging with security and police to beef up visibility. Harris Jewellers was a victim of aggravated robbery at 19:19pm on Saturday. With the I-store targeted on Wednesday,[…]

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One-Up robbed at gunpoint

One Up Cash n Carry in Khayelitsha fell victim to a robbery on Tuesday afternoon.  Six armed men held staff at gunpoint as they filled a box with airtime and cigarettes. The men fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. According to the store manager, Mr Majiet, the[…]

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Robbery at Joburg mosque

A gang of men robbed worshippers at a central Johannesburg mosque this week, Gauteng police said on Sunday. “The case was only opened yesterday [Saturday] but the incident happened on Thursday,” Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said. “Six unknown people attacked those people while they were praying and robbed them of cellphones,[…]

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