After the spate of mobile phone robberies across the county a couple of months ago, another gang has struck a busy cellphone in a Joburg shopping mall.
The police say that they are looking for four men who held up the Vodacom store in Hyde park, Johannesburg at gun point.
According to Eyewitness News, “security guards are reportedly preventing people from entering the building, and one man said he saw people running towards him after hearing two shots.”
Avoid @hydepark gun shots and + screams near Vodacom shop, second level. Tactical units there.
— Jenny Crwys Williams (@jcwLIFE) March 19, 2015
OMG!!! At Hyde Park mall and the Vodacom is busy getting robbed. Gunshots and all…. — IG: ilovemelmo (@MelodyMolale) March 19, 2015
According to EWN, the police are on the look out for at least four gunmen.
#Hyde Park Police looking for at least four gunmen after a robbery at a cellphone shop RW
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 19, 2015
#HydePark robbers made off with cellphones and ipads from the voda shop, no -one injured during shooting — eNCA (@eNCAnews) March 19, 2015
One eyewitness tweeted that the gunmen left Vodacom and entered the Clicks store next door, where shots were fired.
#HydePark Hyde Park centre robbery &shooting, I was in clicks when they fire bullets found not even a meter from where I was#SouthAfrica
— Amie Rossouw (@amierosso) March 19, 2015
More updates to come.