Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Massive armed robbery at Cornwall View Shopping Centre!

I normally do not report on these matters, but when this happens – practically on my doorstep, then I feel obligated to share it.

The Pick ‘n Pay family store, situated in the Cornwall View shopping complex in Elardus Park, is where I regularly do my weekly shopping. Thank goodness I didn’t pay the place a visit last night at 19h00!

The following report was sourced from the website of Jacaranda FM:

Double-armed robbery at Cornwall View Shopping Centre
03 August 2011 - 09:47
By Karin Labuschagne

Police hunting for a gang of 20 suspects

Police are searching for a group of about 20 men who robbed the Pick ‘n Pay and Liquor City in the Cornwall View Shopping Centre just before 19:00 on Tuesday.  The robbers took cash from  both stores’ tills and forced a Pick ‘n Pay manager to unlock the ATM inside the store.  Several shoppers were robbed of their cellphones and wallets and they tried to hi-jack two vehicles as well. The robbers were shooting carelessly around the centre, with what seemed to be a 9mm, to indicate their presence.

The centre was illuminated in the blue light of nearly 20 police vehicles on the scene where the two “hi-jacked” vehicles stood  with open doors in the middle of the parking area. Police had cordoned off nearly half of the centre’s parking to search for bullet casings and possible finger prints.  JC van Niekerk, the Chairperson of the Section 4 Community Policing Forum explained that the men acted in a military manner and knew exactly what they were doing.

A young woman who was told to lie on the Liquor Stores’ floor said that she
was terrified when shots were fired and she couldn’t do anything but helplessly lie on the floor. The robbers took her cellphone.

The robbers seemed to have fled in a minibus and another vehicle. Pick ‘n Pay’s owner stated that they were grateful that nobody was hurt during the robbery.

The total amount of cash taken by the robbers is still unknown and police at the scene said it was a worrying trend that smaller centres were targeted by armed gangs. -

I wonder if this incident is perhaps related to this business. Just wondering!


Macaw said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

20 terrs in a shopping complex and the police say it is a worrying trend!!! Sorry, but somehow words escaped me when I read this. Strange that there was nothing in the Pretoria News this morning. Did not read the Beeld, so I cannot comment on that one.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

According to an inside source (SA Police) the number of armed robberies that took place in the Pretoria region today was horrific. I don’t thing the newspapers have enough journalists to cover all these incidents!

20 suspects is mind-boggling!!!

Shan said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Mind boggling. Mini war in Pretoria anyone?

Just reading about all the "Flash Mob" attacks on YT's etc. over in the grand ol' US of A, police say the same thing "worrying trend".

When will YT wake up to what is going on around him?

Macaw said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Shan. Today I did not have a good day, however, I learnt something very important again. If you turn away from GOD and move away from HIS covering, then things will happen to you that hurts. The same goes for countries. If the country turns away from GOD then satan has a foothold and we see the results....

A classic example: Dominican republic and Haiti. Google the maps and see the difference. The quake took out Haiti, yet the Dominican republic was spared. Look at the 2 standards of living in those two countries. There are many more examples

TIA, my apologies if I should have put this on TIA4CHRIST blog...

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Macaw

Not a problem, the two blogs are interrelated!

Shan said... .....Click here to refresh this blog


Amen to that brother, that is the problem GOD has been thrown out the back door like a bucket of dirty water.

Like my sister always says, keep your eyes on the Lord not man, for man man will lead down the path of/to destruction.

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