3 men escape from Limpopo police cell

2016-03-09 15:58

Johannesburg – Police are on the hunt for three men who escaped from a holding cell at the Groblersdal police station in Limpopo on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Ronnel Otto said the three - Samandla Makarapa, 22, Vincent Marutha, 22, and Simon Chauke, 23 - were initially arrested on charges of armed robbery and house robbery.

"The three suspects escaped from the police cells at approximately 23:00 last night [Tuesday]. When members on duty went to investigate a disturbance in one of the cells, the members were overpowered by the suspects and three managed to escape," she said.

Otto said anybody with information on the the escapees should contact Warrant Officer Mokonyane on 079 909 3352.

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