Kensington – A security guard was shot dead when he tried to stop an armed robbery at the HiFi Corporation shop in Park Meadows, Kensington, last Wednesday, according to police.
Police spokesperson Captain Johan Jordaan said about eight armed men held up the electronics store between 10:30 and 10:40, and got away with cash and cellphones, the total value of which had not yet been determined.
“While somebody pressed the panic button from inside, a security guard from National Security responded. When he arrived outside the HiFi Corporation, one of the suspects shot him about three times. The security guard fired a lot of shots back at the suspects. According to video footage, it looks like he hit three of the suspects. All the suspects managed to get away. Unfortunately, the security guard passed away after he fired the shots at the suspects,” Jordaan said.
He added that the armed gang fled the scene in a white Volkswagen Caddy, a white Volkswagen Polo and a silver Chevrolet Cruze.
Jordaan said they were studying the video footage and that the forensics team was working to identify the suspects.