Police Sergeant shot during post office robbery, Ngqeleni

South African Police Service

Police Sergeant shot during post office robbery, Ngqeleni
Police Sergeant shot during post office robbery, Ngqeleni

A Sergeant is in stable condition in hospital after heavily armed men opened fire at police, who responded to a robbery at the Post Office in Ngqeleni on Wednesday just before midday.

On Wednesday, 7 June 2023 around 11:45, police responded to a complaint of robbery in progress at Ngqeleni Post Office.

On arrival, police were met with a hail of bullets.

Approximately seven suspects managed to steal an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene in a white Isuzu bakkie.

A Sergeant sustained a gunshot wound in the lower body and was rushed to hospital. A case of attempted murder was also added as the second charge.

Moments later, a getaway bakkie was found abandoned in Mabheshe Location.

Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the nearest police station. The information may also be shared via Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service