KING WILIAM’S TOWN Port Alfred SAPS arrested a 34-year-old man and are still searching for other suspects who allegedly carried out an armed robbery at Rosehill Mall earlier today.
The armed men held up two G4S security company guards as they were loading money into an ATM at the mall at about 13:00. The two guards working for a Port Elizabeth-based company were tied up and their cellphones and keys were seized before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The four suspects fled on foot after loading the money into a getaway car, while a third employee of the cash transporting company who remained in the company truck, gave chase.
The four suspects fired shots as they fled into nearby bushes while the getaway car sped away to a different direction. Police immediately launched a manhunt into the bushes and arrested a suspect who claimed to have been hijacked. Police are searching for the other suspects. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.
Port Alfred SAPS is appealing to any member of the public who have information about the wanted suspects not to try and apprehend them as they are armed and dangerous, but to report to the investigating officer Sgt Stewart Abrahams 082 6400 870 or Captain Lawrance Mgqibela -071 682 0472.
Source : South African Police Service