Photo: Screenshot/video/ Twitter

WATCH: Fifteen armed men storm shop in Gateway Shopping Centre

WATCH as several gunmen storm a jewellery shop in the Gateway Shopping Centre on Wednesday. A security officer was shot and injured.


Photo: Screenshot/video/ Twitter

Video footage of the group of armed men who stormed the jewellery shop inside the Gateway Shopping Centre on Wednesday has emerged on social media.


A security guard was shot and critically injured as the gunmen fired several shots during the robbery.

According to Reaction Unit SA spokesperson Prem Balram they have received multiple calls since 14:32 from shoppers reporting the robbery in progress.

“Several frantic callers informed the controller on duty and that at least fifteen suspects had robbed Damjee Jewellers and NWJ.”

He said all available Reaction Officers and RUSA Medics were dispatched to the scene.

“On arrival, it was established that a Security Officer was shot in the parking lot. He is in a critical condition and is currently (15:12) being stabilised by Paramedics from a private ambulance service.”

“According to shoppers, the gunmen fired multiple shots during the robbery. Several spent 9mm and rifle cartridges were recovered in the mall.

“The robbers are believed to have fled in a white Toyota Corolla and a white Mazda bakkie.”

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Meanwhile, Emer-G-Med said the injured security officer was found to have sustained a single gunshot wound to his abdomen and was in critical condition.

Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said together with Netcare911 , paramedics worked to stabilize the man.

“Paramedics used several advanced life support interventions before he was placed onto a mechanical ventilator to assist him with breathing and transported rapidly by ambulance to a nearby hospital for immediate definitive care.

“The scene was secured by security and handed over to the South African Police Services, who will be conducting the necessary investigations accordingly.”

Police could not immediately confirm the robbery or provide more information.

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