Police stand guard over suspects who were allegedly about to commit an armed robbery at a Johannesburg mall. PHOTO: Getrude Makhafola/ANA

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Four arrested for attempted robbery outside Johannesburg mall

JOHANNESBURG, August 1 – Four men were arrested outside Cresta shopping centre, north of Johannesburg, on Tuesday before they could reportedly commit a robbery, Gauteng police said.

Police spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubela, said the four were travelling in a white hatchback vehicle towards the shopping centre when police became suspicious and followed them.

”Upon reaching the short driveway into the mall, they spotted the police vehicle and jumped out. Police managed to nab two of them, one was caught by mall security guards. The fourth one shot at police as he tried to get away and was shot on his foot. He has been taken to hospital,” said Makhubela.

Police believed the men were about to launch a robbery in the shopping centre before they were intercepted.

They were found in possession of two unlicensed firearms . No one else was injured in the incident.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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