Media Statement regarding the attempted robbery at Emperors Palace
29 April 2013
Emperors Palace confirms the incident of an attempted armed robbery outside the Emperors Palace casino resort on Sunday morning.
According to the official SAPS statement “At 07h00 on 28 April 2013 a shoot out occurred outside the entrance of Emperors Palace in Kempton Park between armed robbers and the South African Police Services (SAPS). The SAPS were reacting to a tip off following crime intelligence. Police have arrested 14 suspects and confiscated nine firearms. Two of the alleged robbers were injured during the incident and a five-year-old girl has been hospitalised after being hit by shrapnel. She is in stable condition.”
“Two of the alleged suspects have been taken to hospital and are in a stable condition. No police officials were injured in the incident.”
“Our primary concern is for the safety and well being of our patrons and we are praying for the speedy recovery for the little girl whilst extending our ongoing support and sympathy to her family.” says Julie van Wyk, spokesperson for Peermont Public Relations Manager.
“We would like to commend the SAPS and the Emperors Palace security and surveillance division for a speedy reaction to the incident. The safety and security of both customers and staff will always remain a priority in our lives.”
For more information please contact:
Brigadier Neville Malila, 082 411 4030