Mpumalanga heist suspects still on the loose

2016-01-06 15:33
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Mbombela - Mpumalanga police are yet to arrest 10 men who attacked a G4S armoured vehicle near the Swazi and Mozambican border.

Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the incident occurred on the road between Buffelspruit and Malalane on Tuesday morning.

"Information reveals that two G4S security personnel were coming from collecting money at a certain shop at Schoemansdal. While on their way towards Malalane, they were attacked by the heavily armed suspects, whose faces were covered with balaclavas and were seen driving in a silver Mazda5 CX7 and blue Ford Ranger," Mohlala said on Wednesday.

Mohlala said the suspects opened fire at the guards’ vehicle, blasting its tyres while the driver was forced to halt the vehicle.

"The guards were then disarmed, forced out of the vehicle and suddenly their vehicle was blasted twice. The suspects then took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene. Both getaway vehicles, the Mazda CX7, which appears to have been robbed at Edenvale, and the Ford Ranger Club cab, were found abandoned in a sugar cane field," he said.

Mohlala said, after abandoning their getaway vehicles, the suspects were believed to have fled in a white BMW X5 and a white Range Rover.

"No arrests were made and the guards escaped with no injuries," said Mohlala.

Anyone with information can contact Warrant Officer Doctor Nkosi on 082 303 9746.
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