Two people suspected of being part of a gang that robbed a cellphone shop at Mitchells Plain’s Liberty Promenade mall were shot and arrested as police swooped on seven suspects while they were trying to flee, Western Cape police said on Thursday.
Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said police had responded quickly enough to catch them all.
However, it was not before a shootout between police and the gang.
After the last bullet had sounded, two suspected robbers had been shot and arrested.
Seven suspects in total, between the ages of 20 and 40, were arrested, police said.
The incident is understood to have occurred on the east side of the mall near fast food restaurants.