Friday, August 31, 2012

Shopper recounts Radiokop PnP robbery

JOHANNESBURG - Five men have been arrested and one killed after a robbery at a Pick n Pay in Radiokop on Thursday night. Police ran into the gang of at least 14 armed robbers, resulting in a shootout that left three people inside the store wounded, and one of the suspects dead. Another four suspects were arrested in Booysens. Shoppers said they were traumatised by the brutality of the men who stormed the store. A woman who was outside the store during the robbery said, “I gave them my cellphone and told them it was all I had. He told me to lie down. He switched off cellphone and then gave it back to me.” Police are still looking for the rest of the group who managed to flee from the scene after the violent shootout. Meanwhile, a group of robbers broke into an iStore in Fourways earlier this week. One armed man was arrested while two managed to get away. (Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu) - Eye Witness News - Shooting at Radiokop store August 30 2012 at 09:03pm By SAPA Comment on this story . . Johannesburg - Police confirmed on Thursday night that there had been a shooting in Radiokop, west of Johannesburg. Lt-Col Katlego Mogale could not confirm whether it was at a Pick n Pay shopping centre. She said she would provide more details later. - Sapa IOL - Comments by Sonny - This gang is suspected of many robberies at Pick n Pay stores in the past. Why should it be so difficult for the SAPS with all their intelligence to not identify and arrest them? These gangs always select 'closing times & weekends' for their crime sprees!

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