Police on the search for Addo armed robbers

2019-06-20 06:00

THE police in Addo in co-operation with the detectives from the Uitenhage Operational Command Centre, have launched a search for four armed suspects who robbed businesses in Addo a few minutes apart.

According to police information the first incident occurred at about 18:10 on Wednesday, 12 June, when four suspects entered a supermarket in the Main Road of Addo.

No shots were fired, but a shop assistant was stabbed.

Another business robbery was reported at about 18:20, at Greenfield, Valencia in the Addo region, where it is alleged that four armed suspects entered the shop, threatened the shop owner and assaulted the complainant and his brother. The suspects then took an undisclosed amount of cash, cellphones and cigarettes and fled on foot from the scene.

Police were summoned to the scenes and confiscated a pellet gun that was left behind on the scene in Valencia.

No arrests were made as yet.

A task team was set up immediately to follow up on all leads. Uitenhage Cluster detectives are investigating cases of business robberies and they are following up on all possible leads.

  • Anyone who might be able to assist with information about the robberies, may contact Detective Warrant Officer Wouter Verwey on 084 846 2273.

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