Seven suspects were caught, two of them were shot and injured in a shootout robbery at Promenade Mall in Mitchells Plain Thursday morning. Picture: Screenshot

Cape Town - Seven suspects were caught, two of them were shot and injured in a shootout over an alleged robbery at Promenade Mall in Mitchells Plain Thursday morning.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said Mitchells Plain police responded swiftly and stopped robbers in their tracks following a business robbery that was perpetrated at a cellular telephone shop in a mall in Mitchells Plain.

Rwexana said the members attended to the complaint and upon their arrival, they saw the robbers leaving the store. 

"A shootout between police and the robbers occurred and two suspects were shot and injured. They were transported to a hospital and are under police guard," she said.

"Seven suspects aged between 20 and 40 were arrested and two firearms were recovered. Once charged the suspects are due to appear in the Mitchells Plain court," Rwexana said, the property that was robbed by the suspects was recovered on the scene.

In the dramatic video footage of the incident, numerous gun shots can be heard going off at Promenade Mall as the suspects clashed with police. Many onlookers were on scene eager to see the activity, while also trying their best to cautious of stray bullets.

The Western Cape Acting Provincial Commissioner, Sindile Mfazi commended the police for their commitment to protect and serve the communities and bring the perpetrators to book.

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WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE: In the dramatic video footage on the incident, numerous gun shots can be heard going off at Promenade Mall as the suspects clashed with police. Video: Supplied.
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