Graphic video from the Rosebank robbery:
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[WATCH] Shots ring out during attempted robbery in Rosebank, Joburg. Video: Supplied. pic.twitter.com/bMO00BJ1Xv
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) August 31, 2018
Police have confirmed the man killed was an on-duty security officer who was responding to an armed robbery along Baker Street.
Officers say four suspects attempted to rob a man of his watch when the security officer responded, resulting in a shootout between him and the suspects.
The security guard was sadly killed while attempting to help the victim being attacked by the gang of at least four suspects.
Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini told News24 that one of the suspects was wounded but his accomplices managed to get him into an escape vehicle. They found one of the suspects’ firearms on the scene.
Police have confirmed they are investigating a case of murder and armed robbery.
Photo below shows forensic pathologists arrive on the scene of the shooting in Rosebank. Baker Street has been closed off. Motorists were shown an alternative route, Bolton Road they can temporarily use.
Rosebank robbery scene photos:
I'm a security guard at Rosebank mall that place is very dangerous especially the firs and the Gautrain station too many thugs who are targetin this place Rip to my colleague #rosebankshooting
— PHELE HOWZA MKHIZE (@MkhizeThe) August 31, 2018
Standard Bank, reacting to the tragedy, has described the crime as senseless, and has sent its condolences to the victim’s friends and family.
Another broad daylight robbery in South Africa video:
These robbers met their match. Watch how victim does not open his doors after being followed into driveway and instead, rams robbers’ vehicle.
ROBBERS MEET THEIR MATCH. WATCH HOW VICTIM DOES NOT OPEN HIS DOORS AFTER BEING FOLLOWED INTO DRIVEWAY & INSTEAD RAMS PERPS MV!!! pic.twitter.com/gnxRx0qA6s
— REZA (@crimeairnetwork) August 31, 2018