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One suspect sought for business robbery at Koppies filling station

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

Police require assistance with tracing and locating one suspect who robbed the filling station on Sunday 07 August 2022 at about 22h35. It is alleged that the suspect went into the shop of the filling station and bought airtime. It is further alleged that he pointed the cashier with a firearm demanding money.

The suspect then went behind the counter and took boxes of cigarettes. Three men from a private security company walked into the shop and they were also instructed to lie down.

It is further alleged that the suspect instructed the driver of the private security company to drive with him in their security vehicle. The suspect was dropped at an unknown location where he fled off on foot.

Undisclosed amount of money was taken from the cashier and two cartons of cigarettes estimated to the value of R400 were taken from the shop at the filling station.

The police request for assistance from community members who might have any information on the business robbery or can shed more light on the wanted suspect. They are urged to contact Captain Theresa Lategan on 071 473 5672 or can anonymously send a tip-off on MySapsApp.




Sergeant Josephine Rani

079 499 6165