Shopper wounded in R1m heist

Emer-G-Med paramedics attend the scene of the shooting. Photo: Emer-G-Med

Emer-G-Med paramedics attend the scene of the shooting. Photo: Emer-G-Med

The shopper tried to stop three armed men after they robbed a coin shop in Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria.

Pretoria East Rekord reports that a man was shot and wounded on Thursday when he tried to stop three armed robbers after they stole almost R1 million from a coin shop in Brooklyn Mall.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela said two of the suspects entered a coin shop around noon while the third one was keeping watch outside.

“They robbed the shop of close to a million rand and fled.”

A shopper saw the men fleeing and confronted them, Makhubela said.

“The suspects shot him in the upper body and robbed him of his firearm before fleeing the mall.”

Another shopper, who asked not to be named, said three shots were fired.

“I heard three shots fired and as I was leaving the mall, I saw a man being treated by paramedics near the elevators on the ground floor.”

Emer-G-med spokesperson Braam Kruger said the man was in a critical condition after advanced life-support paramedics stabilised him.

He was rushed to hospital.

Some stores in the mall shut their doors for a while but the centre stayed open to customers.

Centurion Concerned Citizens said the men fled in a white Ford Bantam with registration number VZV 245 GP.

Makhubela said an attempted murder and business robbery were being investigated.

– Caxton News Service




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