A security guard died in an alleged robbery at a shopping mall in Randburg on Tuesday. He had reportedly been shot and killed by an armed robber trying to flee the scene.
The Metro Police say the murder was committed earlier on Tuesday.
Police spokesperson Balan Muthan said in a statement that six men broke into a store and made off with undisclosed amount of cash and other unspecified items.
In an attempt to stop the robbers the security guard was shot in the lower abdomen. His wounds appeared to be fatal and he died on the scene.
The suspects used a blue Toyota Corolla and a Hyundai as the getaway vehicles. The police have made no arrests so far.