Police are on the hunt for eight suspects who robbed a jewellery store at East Rand Mall on Monday afternoon.
The police have cordoned off entrance 1 of the mall to conduct investigations.
It is believed the suspects fled in a white car after a shootout broke out inside the mall.
Eyewitness News reporter Ahmed Kajee has more.
Entrance 1 at the East Rand Mall has been cordoned off by emergency services and police investigative units.— Ahmed Kajee, Reporter, Eyewitness News
Police have told us they are searching for eight suspects who entered the mall just around 1 o'clock and made their way to the jewellery store where they held the staff and security personnel at gunpoint.— Ahmed Kajee, Reporter, Eyewitness News
They made out with an undisclosed amount of jewellery.— Ahmed Kajee, Reporter, Eyewitness New
One person has been injured during the shootout inside the mall.— Ahmed Kajee, Reporter, Eyewitness New
#EastRandMall Police have confirmed that one person has been injured during the shooting at East Rand Mall. They have also confirmed that they are searching for 8 suspects. Earlier, eyewitnesses said 5 suspects were involved.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 24, 2020
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