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2023/01/11      |  Written By:  Colonel D Mdhluli   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 10 January 2023 - Police are investigating an incident whereby a group of suspects staged a robbery at a fuel station in Hazyview in the early hours of today, Tuesday 10 January 2023.

Information on police disposal indicates that a group of about four armed suspects who were driving in two vehicles, possibly a blue Toyota Fortuner and a Ford Everest reportedly stormed into a certain filling station today (10 January 2023) around 01h40 am. The suspects are said to have held the petrol attendants and security personnel at gunpoint.

The suspects also reportedly fired some shots to scare off anyone who could attempted to approach them. It is further alleged that in the process of attempting to get the money, they damaged an ATM at the liquor store but did not get cash however they then went to detonate some explosives at an ATM and drop-in-safe at the fuel station. It is reported that they made off with undisclosed amount of cash. No one was reportedly injured during the incident.

No arrest has been made so far and police are continuing with their investigation of this business robbery and urge anyone with information that may assist in apprehending the perpetrators to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

A team of experts in the field of investigation has been assembled under the leadership as well as guidance of the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela and these members are working around the clock to bring perpetrators thereof to book.