The police have launched a massive manhunt for a group of about five unknown suspects, allegedly wearing bullet proof vests, who shot and injured a police sergeant at about 01h00 on the morning of 12 December 2017, after they had robbed him of his service pistol and a cellphone.
The injured member was on patrol duties in Tzaneen, together with his colleague when they decided to drive to a colleague’s house to fetch a cellphone charger. One of them got into the house and whilst inside, he allegedly heard a gunshot.
When peeping through the window, he allegedly noticed four men wearing police bullet proof vests. The suspects then fled into the nearby bushes, leaving the injured member and the state vehicle behind. When the other member finally got out of the house to investigate, he found his colleague injured and lying on the ground.
Preliminary investigations reveal that the same suspects are believed to have broken into a house at Medipark in Tzaneen about 30 minutes later, ordered the occupants, husband and his wife and a child at gun point to lay on the floor before robbing them of a cellphone and a white Nissan Sentra motor vehicle with registration numbers ADV6067.
A Task Team comprising of members of the TRT, Crime Intelligence Unit and Detectives has been established and are hard at work tracing the suspects.
Anyone with information is requested to contact the nearest police station or Crime Stop at 0860010111.
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