Riverside Mall Lockdown: Full Story & Must-See Details

Riverside Mall in in Cape Town, South Africa, has been placed on lockdown due to reports of an active shooter. Police have confirmed that four individuals have been arrested after an attempted armed robbery.

What Happened?

Witnesses took to social media on Wednesday to report shots fired at Riverside Mall in Rondebosch. Soon it was being reported by those on the scene that an armed robbery was underway.

This prompted the mall to immediately be placed on lockdown.

Authorities responded quickly as there is a police station located on the same road as the Riverside Mall. Two suspect were apprehended quickly as police continued to search for two more. Later, police confirmed that the other two suspect had been taken into custody.
Police say the armed robbers attempted to hold up a cell phone store.

As of now, there are no reported injuries.

Riverside Mall

Via the Riverside Mall website:

Riverside Mall is a residential convenience shopping Centre anchored by Checkers, Standard Bank, Absa, and the Post Office and also houses an array of interesting and specialised stores such as an optometrist, pharmacy, a barber shop, car rental, travel agency, property services, fashion and lots more.
Riverside Mall recently underwent a major refurbishment to the value of R16-million, which involved a fresh new façade to the building, new floor tiles and lighting, new mall ceilings, wider escalators and refurbished public toilet facilities incorporating disabled toilets and baby changing facilities.
With the newly refurbished Riverside Mall, customers can enjoy a new and modern look that involves aesthetic improvements and physical changes to make the mall more appealing and convenient, with an added bonus, 1 hour FREE parking.

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