Residents of Helderberg were warned to stay indoors and avoid the Somerset Mall, as gunmen allegedly robbed a diamond store on Tuesday, August 11.

It is believed that five gunmen robbed the Africa Diamond store at 10am. It is believed that employees of the store were held at gunpoint before the robbers made off with the jewellery.

A 30-year-old suspect was arrested by mall security, and four ther accomplices fled in a white Audi. This led to a chase by police down the N2 highway, and a subsequent shootout.

One of the robbers was shot by police and another was wounded.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.