Armed robbers target Gateway jewellery store

Armed robbers target Gateway jewellery store

The robbers opened fire at security officers responding to the robbery before fleeing with their loot.

A jewellery store at the Gateway Mall in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal has been robbed by three armed men on Wednesday.
They opened fire at security officers who were responding to the robbery at Narandas Jewellers.
The suspects, who fled in a BMW, were involved in a high-speed chase between local security companies and the Durban North SAPS, Northglen News reported.

According to Marshall Security’s Kyle van Reenen, the suspects abandoned their vehicle on Umhlanga Ridge Boulevard near the shopping centre before fleeing on foot.

“Three suspects entered Narandas Jewellers and held up staff members before taking an undisclosed amount of  jewels.

“Center security (Enforce Security) tried to apprehend the suspects who fired one round from a 38 special handgun at the guards and then fled the scene in a dark-grey BMW. The vehicle was fitted with false number plates and was used in a theft in the Berea area recently,” Van Reenen said.

Durban North police spokesperson Captain Raymond Deokaran said the SAPS K9 Unit were currently searching for the suspects who fled on foot.

“At this stage it is unclear what was taken, the vehicle was traced as stolen and the plates don’t match. No one was injured in the armed robbery and members of Marshall Security, Enforce Security and the station were involved in the chase,” he said

– Caxton News Service



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