3rd iStore robbery in Gauteng in under a month

Johannesburg - The iStore at Centurion Mall was robbed of goods worth over R1m on Friday, Gauteng police said.

"The following properties were taken - iPhones, laptops, and tablets worth over a million," spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Khensani Magoai said in a statement.

Four men allegedly entered the store pretending to be customers before holding up the store manager with a firearm.

They then helped themselves to the electronic goods.

Police were searching for the group.

"They instructed the manager to open the safe. The suspects fled the scene in three vehicles, a white Corsa, a black Audi A4, and a silver Mazda," she said.

Magoai said one of the guards at the mall gave chase but the gang started shooting at him. He was, however, not harmed.

"Police are also appealing to anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the nearest police station," she said.

It is the third iStore outlet to be hit in Gauteng in less than a month.

On 13 August, the iStore at Cresta Shopping Centre was robbed and one person was injured when the gang made their getaway.

The Glen's iStore was robbed a few days later, according to Eye Witness News.

Mogoai said police were investigating to see if there was a link between the robberies.

"At this stage we do not know if they [robberies] are linked," she said.

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Thusoetsile Sandawana Kby Gaseemelwe 2014-08-22 01:56:53 PM
No its pretty much obvious they r linked
Deepandsoulfulhouse DjVido Buka 2014-08-22 01:59:09 PM
Strike Action by istore employees demanding danger pay coming soon
Tumza 2014-08-22 02:03:52 PM
The igang strikes again....!!!!
Andrew James 2014-08-22 02:04:30 PM
How do 4 people carry R1m of stock? Think of the size of a iPad box at a cost of R10k. So 4 people have to carry 25 boxes each. (understand this is an example). They also apparently fired shots on leaving the shop. So now you have to carry 25 boxes in 1 hand while shooting. Criminals in SA can seriously multitask. #stillsucks
Tyron Du Plessis 2014-08-22 02:06:25 PM
They must have stolen 3 laptops and an ipad...
Julie 2014-08-22 02:11:50 PM
They obviously do not have a good security system in place!
Nin Ja Kitty 2014-08-22 02:12:15 PM
Feik Mc Heither 2014-08-22 02:12:20 PM
Easy to track if Apple is serious about it! If you buy a new Apple product in the 'black' market, I pity you.
Kopano King-Heini Raophala 2014-08-22 02:14:32 PM
CockEye Soupie 2014-08-22 02:16:50 PM
Inside Job