A robbery, which reportedly took place at Core Group’s iStore branch in Cresta, has left one man shot and wounded.
Three armed men robbed a store at the Cresta shopping mall in Johannesburg on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.
According to a report on Eyewitness News, the robbers had targeted the iStore, which sells products from US consumer electronics giant Apple.
Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng was unable to confirm the extent of his injuries but said the man had been hospitalised.
ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said earlier on Wednesday that the man was shot through the arm.
The three men entered an electronics store 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, where the elderly man was injured,” said Mofokeng.
Core Group’s Taryn Hyam confirmed to TechCentral that the robbers had indeed targeted the iStore. She said she had no further information immediately available, but emphasised that the man who was shot was not an iStore customer. — TechCentral, with Sapa