Armed suspect robs La Lucia Mall clothing store

Police are still looking for the suspect who robbed the store as it was closing.

A SUSPECT armed with a handgun robbed a La Lucia Mall clothing store on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Capt Raymond Deokaran, spokesman for the Durban North SAPS, the robbery occurred at about 5.50pm.

“There were no customers in the shop at the time and the store was in the process of closing when a suspect entered the stored. He pulled out a handgun and ordered staff members into a room where he locked them in. He then stole a large amount of cash from one of the tills and stole various cell phones. We believe the suspect fled through the parking area and a getaway vehicle was used. Thankfully no one was injured in the robbery. At this stage our investigations are ongoing,” Deokaran said.

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La Lucia Mall Centre Manager, Vanessa Blevins confirmed the armed robbery had taken place.

“The armed robbery occurred at a store at the mall just before 6pm on Tuesday (27 February). Thankfully no one was injured. SAPS and Centre security were in attendance as soon as they were alerted and are investigating the incident,” she said.

The robbery follows a similar incident at Gateway Theatre of Shopping two weeks ago where armed men robbed a gaming store. The suspects fled with R16 000 in cash and stole CCTV footage tapes from the store before fleeing on foot.

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