Manhunt launched for shopping mall robbers

A manhunt has been launched to track, trace and arrest the suspects involved in a robbery at an East London shopping mall at about 11:00 this morning. The circumstances surrounding the robbery form part of the investigation.

It is alleged that upon seeing the police who were patrolling at the mall, the suspects fired shots as they were escaping with their getaway vehicle. The police returned fire, no injuries reported so far. The getaway vehicle was later found near Amalinda forest.

The investigation continues and no arrests have been made as yet.

Police appeal to anyone who can assist the police investigation to contact the Investigating Officer, W/O Gcobani Maqhubela, attached to Provincial Organised Crime on 071 608 1475. Information can also be shared on SAPS Crime Stop 08600 10 111, the nearest police station.

All information will be treated with strict confidence. Callers can also remain anonymous if they wish to.

Source: South African Police Service