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2023/06/08      |  Written By:  Colonel A Myburg   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: 7 June 2023 – The fight against aggravating robberies gained a success when police arrested five suspected post office robbers between the ages of 28 and 33 this morning. That after various police units consisting of  Kanana police station members, Flying Squad and the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Crime Combatting Unit, reacted speedily to a cry for help by the post office manager.

Four armed suspects allegedly entered the Kanana Post office at about 09:25 and overpowered three employees; one male and two females as well as one male client. Furthermore, the victims were allegedly held at gun point and robbed of three cellular phones as well as cash. The suspects then fled on foot. Following the incident, the Manager contacted the police who immediately reacted and mobilised units.  

The police consequently apprehended five suspects and seized a bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash, a cellular phone that was allegedly robbed during the incident as well as three firearms with ammunition. Preliminary investigation revealed that the serial numbers of the firearms were filed off.

The suspects will appear before the Orkney Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 9 June 2023, for business robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, commended all members involved for their speedy reaction and collaboration that led to this success. He said the police will continue to work hard to ensure the safety of all citizens and that illegal firearms are removed from the wrong hands.