- A video making the rounds on social media shows a robbery in progress at Carnival Mall in Brakpan
- Some social media users say a confrontation between police and the suspects took place and one crook is currently in critical condition after being shot in the head
- Mzansi was really startled by the footage and headed to the comments section to share their reactions
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Video footage of an attempted robbery in Brakpan is circulating on social media. According to some reports the dramatic incident took place at Carnival Mall.
Heading online, @Abramjee shared a short clip from the all too common event in Mzansi. In the video, a group of shoppers can be seen barricading themselves inside a Dischem pharmacy while the commotion carries on outside.
People were clearly startled and struggling to make sense of what was going on. One lady even calls a relative trying to explain the drama.
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Social media users say there were two suspects apprehended by police. One was shot in the head and had to be rushed to hospital.
Check out some of the reactions to the clip below:
"Easy pickings and Christmas is near!"
"It is indeed scary, Glad they shot the perpetrators."
"Our government must focus on crime and leave Coronavirus."
"Update: All Emergency services are on scene 2 suspects arrested and one shot P4!!"
"I just witnessed this now. Those guys they were walking freely. But I believe they were arrested as theirs was response from law enforcement was supper."
"High unemployment rate."
"SA stop the cash transactions, and have peace, and the government will be able to track tax too.. to improve the economy!!!"
"They're robbing Dischem? Are they stocking up on vaccines???"
Botched robbery at Durban mall, robbers accidentally shoot each other
In related news, Briefly News previously reported that four men allegedly tried to rob a shop in the Workshop mall in Durban, but in an awkward turn of events the men accidentally shot each other as they tried to leave the scene on foot.
Captain Nqobile Gwala, a police spokesperson, said at 8 am on Monday 22 November 2021 the four men stormed the mall and held staff at a clothing store up at gunpoint. They stole cellphones, but their exact motive is unknown at present.
The suspects got away, but the store opened a case of business robbery at the Durban Central police station, Times Live reports.
Details of the botched robbery
Kyle van Reenen, a spokesperson for Emer-G-Med, stated that paramedics received reports of a shooting at the Workshop mall and they responded to the calls.
According to IOL, the paramedics were greeted by a large number of police officers when they arrived on the scene. No injuries were reported.
Van Reenan added that the suspects and mall security had an altercation, which may have caused the four men to shoot each other by mistake while fleeing.
Reactions to accidental shooting during robbery
"How ya'll know they didn't mean to shoot each other?"
"Nothing works in this country! Even criminals are incompetent."
"Festive is around the corner. We will see more of these."
"A Proudly South African headline."
Source: Briefly News