Breakthrough in Hyde Park jewellery heist case

17 April 2017 - 17:00 By TMG Digital
An armed robbery took place at a jewellery store at Hyde Park Mall on Thursday.
An armed robbery took place at a jewellery store at Hyde Park Mall on Thursday.
Image: Brian Tristam Williams via Twitter

Police have arrested five suspects in connection with a robbery at a jewellery store at the Hyde Park shopping centre in Johannesburg last week.

The five were arrested on Sunday‚ Police also seized a rental vehicle suspected to have been used in the robbery‚ police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said.

A group of armed made off with jewellery worth thousands of rand on Thursday after storming the store. No one was injured in the heist.

  • Shop owners and workers the heroes during Hyde Park robberyA Hyde Park Mall patron on Thursday described how shop owners and mall workers came out and pulled shoppers out of danger’s way during an armed robbery of a jewellery store. 

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner of Police‚ Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange‚ welcomed the swift arrest of the suspects.

He said an intelligence-driven operation by the SAPS Provincial Trio Task Team in Gauteng had led to the arrest of five male suspects whose ages range from 23 to 36.

-TMG Digital

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