Gauteng police investigate series of iStore robberies

BY CHARL BOSCH - AUGUST 22, 2014
Gauteng police are investigating if a series of burglaries at Apple iStores across the province are linked. The latest robbery involved a group of four men who pretended to be customers before robbing a Centurion Mall branch of over R1 million’s worth of equipment on Friday morning.

Gauteng police are investigating if a series of burglaries at Apple iStores across the province are linked. The latest robbery involved a group of four men who pretended to be customers before robbing a Centurion Mall branch of over R1 million’s worth of equipment on Friday morning.

On the 13th of August, three men robbed the Cresta Shopping Centre branch of an undisclosed number of cellphones and iPads. Two days later, a total of seven men held up staff and wounded a security officer at The Glen Shopping Centre, again making off with more than a million Rand’s worth of electronics.

Police spokeswoman, Lieutenant Colonel Khensani Magoai, said that the men involved with Centurion Mall burglary, made off in a white Opel Corsa, a black Audi A4 and a silver Mazda. She added that after a mall security guard gave chase, the suspects opened fire - fortunately, he was not hit.

“Police are also appealing to anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the nearest police station,” Magoai said.

 

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