On Sunday morning at around 10:17 am, 6 armed robbers entered Somerset Mall and attempted an armed robbery at a jewellery store. The store’s security shutters were activated and the criminals fled with no jewellery.
According to the Mall’s holding statement on Facebook, the men held 5 security guards hostage and, after failing at the jewellery store, robbed a nearby sunglass store on their way out.
The statement continued, “A staff member sustained an injury and was taken to hospital for treatment. No shots were fired during this incident.”
The statement further read: “The security of our customers and tenants is a priority for us. We continue to work closely with the partners and stakeholders within the security cluster as well as law enforcement authorities to ensure the safety of costumers and tenants.”