Secunda – Armed robbery at Bala Bala in central CBD
Armed robbers stormed the Bala Bala shop in central CBD (next to Sasol Gym). The robbery occurred around 17H30 on Thursday December 9
An unknown number of men entered the shop run by Chinese locals and robbed the shop.
Shots were fired and one of the people inside Bala Bala was injured. It is unclear to the identity of the injured and also to the extent of his injuries.
Someone raised the alarm and emergency/security personnel responded. “I was first at the shop,” Said Jaco Horn, “I saw them walking past me nonchalantly. I knew that they would all shoot at me if I approached them at that stage.”
When they started driving Jaco fell in behind them. Eben Fourie from JTR joined the chase at the Taxi rank. They followed until Evander where the robbers lost control of their vehicle in Rotterdamdam street. They left their vehicle and fled on foot.
They fired shots at Jaco but fortunately did not injure him. “I lost a bakkie in the chase as they shot out the bakkie’s front tire and it was struck by another vehicle,” said Jaco.
Several security companies joined the persuit as well as SAPS. Secunda Flying Squad also joined the chase.
While searching for the suspects shots were fired at the security personnel. Three suspects were apprehended by members of the Security cluster. At least two more suspects are afoot at the moment.