Suspects on the run, following an armed robbery at Newcastle Mall

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Four men are currently on the run from local law enforcement, following an armed robbery at a store situated at the Newcastle Mall.

Taking place shortly after 1 pm on Tuesday, 24 May 2022, the men entered a cellphone store situated at entrance 3 of the Newcastle Mall.

Providing further insight, Ithemba Security’s Mornè Potgieter says, “The four suspects entered the store, produced firearms and proceeded to rob the store.”

He further noted that the suspects managed to escape with an undisclosed amount of money and cell phones.

The men were seen speeding away towards Madadeni, after leaving the mall in two separate vehicles.

Newcastle SAPS Spokesperson, Lizzy Arumugam confirmed the robbery, stating that she would share further information as soon as it was available.

As this is a developing story, the Newcastillian – Online News will be providing further updates.

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3 thoughts on “Suspects on the run, following an armed robbery at Newcastle Mall

  1. After each robbery, the booms at the entrance to the mall come into operation but after a week or two, entry and exit to the mall is once again relaxed. Security needs to be tightened. More CCTV cameras need to be installed. Perhaps a parking permit should be issued (free for up to three hours) thus allowing controlled access to the mall. (The Midlands Mall is a good example of controlled access – parking permits/tickets are issued at all entry points.)

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