Watch: Woodburn Mall jewellery robbery caught on CCTV [video]
Law enforcement authorities in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), are in search of at least four suspects who were involved in the robbery of a jewellery store inside Woodburn Mall, on Thursday.
Watch: Jewellery store robbed inside Woodburn Mall
The two-minute clip was posted by renowned crime reporter Yusuf Abramjee on social media. In the video clip, taken from a CCTV camera positioned opposite the store’s entrance, armed men were seen entering with guns drawn.
It is hard to make out what exactly transpired inside the store but from a distance, it’s clear to see that the suspects had accosted the store employees and were in a rush to grab as many jewellery items as possible.
All of this went on as shoppers walked past the store, oblivious to the robbery taking place. Towards the end of the video, a tall witness in a white shirt stumbled on the robbers trying to escape and tried his best to snatch the bag full of stolen jewellery.
Fortunately, the robbers were reluctant to use their weapons and instead, the man was taunted until he let go of the bag.
You can watch the dramatic scenes witnessed inside Woodburn Mall below:
BOLO: Do you recognise these suspects?
Following the robbery, authorities have released stills taken from the mall’s CCTV. In the photo below, two of the suspects are seen shortly before the heist.
It is hoped that the image will jog a memory and encourage someone with information to help with the investigation.
This was the suspects’ getaway vehicle
The suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous. People who encounter the jewellery store robbers are encouraged to avoid all contact and rather call the police.
The suspects are believed to have escaped in this white Volkswagen Polo GTI with the following registration plates: NP 211-843