Five unknown male suspects hunted down in Groblersdal following an alleged robbery with a firearm incident

Five unknown male suspects hunted down in Groblersdal following an alleged robbery with a firearm incident
Five unknown male suspects hunted down in Groblersdal following an alleged robbery with a firearm incident

The Police at Groblersdal in Sekhukhune District have launched a search for five male suspects following an alleged robbery with a firearm incident committed on Friday night, May 2024 at about 19:00.

A 47-year-old male victim was allegedly driving a Ford Fiesta motor vehicle with two passengers and an eleven months baby along N11 public road. The victims were traveling from Middleburg and heading to Zebediela when they stopped the vehicle outside the road.

A 47-year-old male victim apparently went outside the motor vehicle and was unexpectedly accosted by five unknown male suspects armed with firearms and they instructed him to keep quiet.

The suspects got inside the motor vehicle and drove to the nearby bushes next to the cemetery and the victims were tied with shoelaces and searched.

Two suspects managed to take bankcards, cellphones and departed to withdraw an undisclosed amount of money from an ATM machine in Groblersdal while utilizing the 47-year-old’s motor vehicle.

Three suspects remained behind with the victims until one of them was allegedly called through a cellphone to escort the victims to the motor vehicle that was parked next to the N11 public road due to a tyre puncture after making a withdrawal shortly

The suspects fled the scene on foot in possession of robbed bank cards, smart cards ID’s, a bag containing clothing worth R400.00.

A manhunt of the five unknown suspects is activated and anyone with information that can assist should contact the Investigating Officer Sergeant Constance Matipa on 082 318 9642 or crime stop number 08600 10111 or nearest police or MySAPSApp.

Police investigations are continuing.

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