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Two wounded in mall robbery shooting

By Siyavuya Mzantsi Time of article published Jul 4, 2017

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Two bystanders were wounded when three robbers “randomly” opened fire after robbing and making off with an undisclosed amount of money from a retail store in Khaye­litsha Mall yesterday.

The three stormed into the shop and held staff at gunpoint, demanding money. One suspect, a 25-year-old who was wounded, was arrested. Police are still searching for his two accomplices.

This incident, according to the Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF), took place hours after a failed attempted break-in at a bank inside the mall yesterday morning.

Police said that as the suspects left the retail shop, they randomly fired shots and wounded two people, one of whom was a cleaner.

They were rushed to hospital.

The incident comes amid a spike in armed robbery in mall and retail outlets. It came a day after a 26-year-old woman was shot dead during a robbery at a butchery at Winelands Crescent, Stikland, on Monday.

Four unidentified men

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