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Police hunt post office robbery suspects

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

The Provincial Organised Crime Investigation in Gqeberha are on the hunt for two armed suspects who allegedly robbed a post office, today Saturday 16/10 in Sidwell.

It is alleged that at approximately 11:00, two suspects entered the post office in Commercial Road Sidwell, armed with firearms. Four staff members and one customer were forced into the safe of the post office and locked inside, while the two suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The keyholder to the safe was summoned to open the safe and free the staff members and the customer. The four victims were taken to hospital for medical treatment due to being suffocated inside the safe.

Anyone who might be able to assist with any information that can lead to the suspects arrest is requested to contact the investigating officer D/Lt Col Willie Mayi on 082 697 5914 or Crime Stop 08600 1011 or Crime Line sms 32211 or contact the nearest police station. All information will be treated as strictly confidential.




Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg