Police hunt for suspect after armed robbery at Cleary Park Shopping Mall

JANUARY 23, 2015

Port Elizabeth police say they are searching for a suspect following a brazen business robbery inside the Cleary Park Shopping Centre, in the Northern areas, on Friday.

Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer, Alwin Labans, told local radio station, Algoa FM, that an armed man walked into the American Swiss jewellery store and robbed the shop’s 28-year-old manager - who was alone at the time.

The suspect reportedly took 12 rings valued at R55 000 and went straight to the taxi rank where he was approached by community members who tried to apprehend him.

The suspect threatened the people with the firearm, jumped into another taxi and fled.