Cresta Mall robbery investigated

Johannesburg - Police are investigating a robbery that took place at Cresta Mall, Johannesburg, in which one person was shot and injured, the shopping centre's management said on Wednesday.

"The SAPS are investigating the incident and, together with our security advisers, we're undertaking our own investigation," manager Deborah Nathan said in a statement.

"We are also supporting the SAPS in their investigation, including providing CCTV footage of the incident."

An elderly man was shot and wounded when three armed men robbed iStore at the mall.

Police said three men entered the iStore and ordered the employees to lie down.

They took an undisclosed number of cellphones and iPads and fled the scene.

The men then started shooting randomly in the parking lot of the mall as they got away, injuring the elderly man.

Nathan said the mall had extensive security measures in place.

Assessment and an update of security measures were conducted on an ongoing basis.