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Cops hunt Limpopo Post Office robbers

2012-02-03 17:59

Pretoria - A manhunt was launched after four men robbed the Post Office in Namakgale, Phalaborwa on Friday morning, Limpopo police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba said three of the robbers broke into the Post Office through the ceiling during the night and waited for the bank employees.

"When the workers reported for duty this morning, they were forced to lie on the floor by the robbers at gun point.

"It is alleged the fourth suspect was waiting outside the bank," said Ramatseba.

After taking an undisclosed amount of cash the men ran away and later hijacked a BMW car.

The vehicle was found abandoned in Namakgale.

No one had been arrested.

Comments
  • Aubrey - 2012-02-03 18:28

    9mm and no more robbers

      Johan - 2012-02-04 06:48

      Aubrey the were not even on the scene.

      John - 2012-02-04 07:45

      @Aubrey I'm more about SABC to stop "Western Cowboys" Movies. In those movies always POST office gets robbed. Check Local Video shop who last rented "Billy the Kid"

  • philani.goba - 2012-02-03 18:51

    hope they didnt steal my post

  • Shirley - 2012-02-03 18:57

    The Po pos from Limpopo are perplexed!

  • Comrade - 2012-02-03 19:42

    LIMPOPO AGAIN...(HELL ON EARTH)

      PointBlank - 2012-02-03 22:27

      yup.... "ungovernable"

  • braamc - 2012-02-03 21:16

    More money stolen at the Post Office

  • Daan - 2012-02-04 06:05

    Die stront kom AL hoe nader aan ons. Wat volgende? Dis maar goed ons het nie 'n spermbank in Phalaborwa nie. Die wetters sou dit ook seker kom rob.

  • Johan - 2012-02-04 06:46

    Obviously these robbers do not think a lot about the police's capabilities. They rob a bank and then they do'nt speed of in a car, no they RAN away and got away! What a laugh!

  • Sean - 2012-02-04 06:54

    What, no alarm systems with censors in the cerilings, I've even got it installed in my house! No Intelligence on the side of the post offices here! A little stupid I would say! no CCTV cameras in and outside the premises'? Just a little thought, prevention is better than cure as simple as that, it does not even have to entail having to install very expensive equipment - Retailers sell DIY systems - even an infant can install in a couple of hours! Start identifying potential hotspots and instill my idea. You can then get their mugshots ge them caught, prosecuted, jailed and their faces placed on bill-boards to name and shame them tyo send a message out there. Often when these criminals are releaced after serving therir time, thery just merge back into the sdurroundings without the general public even aware of their criminal records and security risks to the general public! "Name and Shasme" shoukd become the standard for these habitual criminals, this should send out a clear message if intollerance by the public in future! It does not take a rocket scientist to figure these, or similar ideas out and implementing them. There are first world countries that do this with utmost success! Start getting out of the armchair and start having thinkscrums, even involving the general public to start implementing ideas to curbing crime! After all it is the public who are targeted, so thery have a lot of knowledge to share, use it to your advantage!!!

  • Seja - 2012-02-04 09:50

    ... hmmm ... I wonder how long they had to wait inside that ceiling ... I wonder if they took a nap while waiting ... wonder how hot it was in there ... Post Offcie really needs to jack-up its entire security plan - from IT through to physical security!! thieves are beginning to notice a trend here:- Post Offices dont just deal with stamps anymore - they carry alot of cash too!! and their security is not on par with the now riskier nature of the business!! ... if something is not done then soon Post Offices will be getting robbed at the same rate that ATMs are getting bombed!!

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