Criminals are pouncing on shoppers in malls all over the country this festive.  The SAPS in Polokwane are investigating a case of armed robbery after a couple was robbed of a substantial amount of money last Saturday at Savannah Mall, Polokwane.

 According to the spokesperson of Limpopo SAPS Brig Motlafelo Mojapelo the couple had just withdrawn the money from one of the banks at the said Mall, with the aim of purchasing a motor vehicle.

“Soon after getting into their vehicle at the parking lot, two unknown suspects approached from both sides and pointed them with firearms. Shots were fired and in the process, the suspects broke the driver’s window and took the cash as well as the wife’s handbag. The suspect thereafter fled from the scene. No injuries were sustained.”

Mojapelo said community members are urged to contribute to the police’s crime prevention endeavours by, amongst other things, limit the tendency of carrying large sums of money for purposes of making purchases.

“This is not necessary as many transactions can still be made in the banks without one having to withdraw cash for such purpose. Bank cards can also be used to make transactions.

Anyone with information about this incident is requested to contact Constable Maake at 0798979033.


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