Jewellery store in shopping centre robbed at gunpoint

Durban – American Swiss employees at Musgrave Centre were on Friday ambushed by four robbers who stormed the shop, stole watches and fled.

Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said suspects entered the premises at 9.30am and threatened the staff with firearms as they grabbed watches.

“No one was injured and a case of robbery has been opened at the Berea police station.”

In May, the centre was attacked by two armed men who robbed security guards of their radio handsets and cellphones and broke into the Edgars Beauty store.

Musgrave Centre general manager Ruth Isaac said it was deeply concerning that criminals were again targeting shopping malls.

Isaac said she was relieved no one was injured and that the centre was working with the SAPS to bring the perpetrators to book.

“The CCTV footage of the suspects has been handed over to the investigating officers, and for obvious reasons, we cannot provide specific details of the measures we are putting in place,” Isaac said.

She added that security measure at the centre were continuously monitored, including an increase in security presence and technological advances.

Independent on Saturday

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