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Police and security guards arrest two suspects and recover an unlicensed firearm following an attempted business robbery at Cresta Mall


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Gauteng

GAUTENG - Two suspects, aged 42 and 48, have been arrested and unlicensed firearm recovered after a gang of armed men attempted to rob one of the shops at Cresta Mall, at approximately 09:00 today.

It is alleged that six armed suspects entered the shop and pointed the employees with firearms. One of the employees screamed for help and the suspects ran out of the shop without taking anything.

Preliminary report indicates that the security guards responded and chased the suspects who ran on foot into a business complex in Fairlands. The suspects hijacked two vehicles inside the business complex but they were cornered by the police and security guards before they could drive out. Two suspects were arrested and an unlicensed firearm was recovered. Police are still searching for the suspects that fled the scene.

No injuries were reported and police are appealing to anyone who might have information that can help apprehend the other suspects to please call the nearest police station or crime stop on 08600 10111. Information can also be given anonymously via MySAPS App that can be downloaded from any smartphone.


Captain Mavela Masondo
071 608 6490


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