Robbers stormed and robbed police station

A gang robbed and stole firearms on Thursday August 6, 2015, at a police station in Verena, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Brig. Selvy Mohlala, police spokesperson for Mpumalanga, confirmed the incident to Netwerk24, and said eight gunmen stormed the police station on Thursday around 21:00.

“The men rushed into the police station and ordered all the people inside to lie on the ground,” said Mohlala.

“Then they tied police officers and members of the public who were there to lay charges. An unknown number of firearms and cellphones were robbed.”

According to Mohlala, nobody was hurt in the incident.

“No one was assaulted. The incident happened so fast. Everybody was tied up, the police station was ransacked and the robbers left. I think they were so quickly because they were afraid the police officers on a patrol could be returning.”

Mohlala says no one has been arrested, but that they are investigating the case.

Source – Netwerk24

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