Hunt for gang after deadly mall heist
CCTV footage of suspects robbing a jewellery shop at the Wonder Park shopping centre. After the heist the suspects shot and killed a metro police officer outside the mall. Pretoria - Police have released CCTV images to the public of a jewellery shop robbery at the Wonderpark shopping centre, north of Pretoria, in July last year.
Police said the gang had been linked to other business robberies in and around the area since the heist. The robbery took place at the NWJ jewellery shop at about 11am on July 19.
Five to seven armed men stormed into the centre and went straight to the jewellery shop.They pointed guns at the staff and then started grabbing jewellery and money before rushing out. While fleeing the armed robbers spotted a traffic officer near the entrance and shot him in the chest at point blank range with a pistol.
The officer, identified as Sergeant Piet von Bekkum, died in the Akasia clinic later that day despite staff’s best efforts to save him. The gang of armed robbers escaped with money and jewellery to the value of R500 000 and have not been caught since.
They fled in two Nissan Hardbody vehicles. Witnesses can phone Warrant Officer van der Bergh at 012 353 5649 with any information using Pretoria North as the reference.
However, other reports indicated that three men were allegedly involved in the robbery.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at PostSimilar Stories