Armed robbers hit Durban shopping centre

Armed robbers hit The Atrium Shopping Centre on Thursday. Stock Photo.
Armed robbers hit The Atrium Shopping Centre on Thursday. Stock Photo.
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Shoppers at The Atrium in Durban on Thursday ran for cover when gunmen stormed a jewellery store.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said there was a shooting and robbery at the shopping centre.

“We can confirm a shooting today at 13:47 (1.47pm), where a group of armed suspects entered the business premises on Ridge Road in Overport and held the employees.

“At gunpoint they took jewellery and fled the scene in their getaway vehicle,” she said.

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The vehicle was later found abandoned on Fyfe Road in Morningside.

“A case of business robbery is being investigated by Berea police,” said Mbele.

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