Security Guard Shot During Armed Robbery


According to reports, on Saturday afternoon, an armed response security officer was shot dead during an armed robbery at a popular photography store, Orms, in the Cape Town CBD.

Photography store, Orms in Roeland Square in upper Canterbury Street was reportedly robbed just before midday on Saturday.

A security officer was shot and fatally wounded when a security company responded to the burglary.

According to police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk, four armed men entered the photography shop at about 11:49 am and forced the staff to lay down on the floor. The suspects then proceeded to rob the store.

The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of equipment from the store, as well as the officer’s firearm.

Captain FC Van Wyk requested anyone with any information about the incident to contact Cape Town Central police station or Crime Stop on 0860010111.