More police in shopping malls
By Khanyisa Tabata
18 October 2009
Christmas cheer in South African shops will be somewhat dampened this year with the presence of more policemen and security officials as the fight against robbers goes on.
Police say they expect robbers to be more active at this time of the year. However, the warning is clear – criminals can expect no mercy at all should they threaten the safety of customers.
The Consumer Goods council says on average, 25 centres are robbed countrywide each month, with Gauteng hardest hit.