Two nabbed after mall cash heist

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - Two men were arrested after an attempted cash-in-transit heist at the Birch Acres Mall in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg, on Friday, Gauteng police said.

“About 10 men attempted to rob a security guard,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

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Police were called to the scene and a shoot-out ensued.

A security guard and one of the men were wounded in the shooting.

“A 9mm pistol and two firearms that the men took from a guard were recovered,” said Dlamini.

The men's getaway vehicle, allegedly stolen in Midrand, was also recovered.

Dlamini said police were still on the lookout for six to seven men.

The mall was closed temporarily. - Sapa

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