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Police launch manhunt after a filling station was robbed and a police officer shot


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

WELKOM - Police are looking for five armed suspects after a filling station was robbed of cash and a police Constable was shot.

On 24 November 2022 at about 07:00, three suspects entered a filling station in Stateway, Welkom, while other two remained inside a white Polo vehicle with Free State registration numbers.

A police Constable from Public Order Policing, driving a marked police vehicle arrived to fill up petrol while the robbery was in progress. He was shot in the right shoulder and was robbed of his service pistol. The five suspects thereafter fled the scene.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of these armed robbers should contact Detective Sergeant Andrew Lechesa of Welkom Serious and Violent Crimes at 082 493 1204 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.


Captain Stephen Thakeng
079 528 4811


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