After Saturday’s robbery, management at the Cape Gate shopping centre have reassured staff and shoppers they will be increasing their security by working closely with the police and surrounding shopping malls to ensure their safety. Security will be more stringent, with random stop and searches on visitors to the mall, an increase in their security staff compliment and performing lock-down procedures.
“Following the recent incidents we had to increase our security measures,” says Cape Gate marketing manager Amanda McCarthy.
The mall is collaborating with Brackenfell police and surrounding shopping malls adapting its security processes.
“Cape Gate centre management and our service provider are in constant contact with both the SAPS and surrounding shopping centres to flag any suspicious behaviour and adapt our security processes accordingly,” says McCarthy.
Security increased after Sunday’s armed robbery incident when three men accessed the Interpark Ticket Office on Level P3, Cape Gate Shopping Centre at around 08:00am.
Two of the three suspects were armed. They held a security guard and tied up the personnel working in the office. The suspects left the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
It is suspected that they fled by foot.
“There is no indication if a vehicle was involved at this point,” says communications officer of Brackenfell police, Erica Trout.
“Brackenfell police is investigating a case of armed robbery.”
The mall handed over the CCTV footage to the police. No arrests have been made yet.
The investigation continues.