Video footage of stores at the Renosterspruit Shopping Centre, close to Lanseria airport, being looted at about 3.20am on Wednesday was released to The Citizen.
The video shows a group of men enter a store in the centre and filling bags with liquor, cigarettes and other items.
Owner Luiz Helena said a case of theft had been opened with police.
“We’ve estimated that the robbers caused about R40 000 worth of damage,” said Helena. “It was the first time in about four years that we’ve had an incident like this.”
Investigations are underway.