Armed robbery at Midtown Mall
Rustenburg – Seven armed men fled with five mobile phones on Wednesday 5 February after robbing employees and clients of Exact clothing store.
The robbery occurred shortly after 9:30 inside the store, which is situated in Rustenburg’s Midtown Mall.
Police spokesperson captain Elsabé Augoustides told Platinum Weekly that seven males, speaking Zulu and English, entered the store while holding three bags.
“They made enquiries about where the mobile phones are kept and demanded the clients and employees to hand over their phones, threatening to shoot them if they do not cooperate,” Augoustides said.
“One of the employees, who saw what was happening, fled to a nearby clothing store and requested them to phone the police,” she added.
The robbers fled the scene with the five phones once they realised that the police had been contacted.
Nobody was injured during the incident and a case of common robbery is being investigated.
Police requests that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects contact 014 590 4115 or 08600 10111.
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