A gang of heavily armed robbers fired an AK47 rifle as they escaped the scene of a business robbery in Springfield Park on Wednesday morning in broad daylight.
KwaZulu-Natal SAPS spokesman Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the incident took place at around 9:22 a.m. on Wednesday.
Several videos of the armed robbery were broadcast on social media on Wednesday, including footage from the store’s CCTV cameras. Watch the video of the gang fleeing from the location of the robbery here.
“It is alleged that five armed suspects entered the store posing as customers and clothing, two cell phones and a customer’s car keys have taken. ” Mbele said.
“They started shooting as they left the store. The perpetrators were able to flee from the scene of the crime in their escape vehicle. No one was injured, ”said Mbele.
One of the surveillance camera videos shared on social media showed the suspects stealing clothes from the store, while a second video was recorded by someone in a nearby store was, the strong gunmen suspects flee from the crime scene. Watch the video of the store being robbed here.
Mbele said a robbery case was opening at Sydenham Police Station.
In another incident Wednesday morning An armed gang ambushed employees of another local shopping center in Durban and fled using laptops and cell phones.
The armed suspects entered the store posing as customers. The gang pulled out a gun and detained the store staff. They fled in a white Volkswagen Polo.