Another petrol station safe blown up

The Total garage in Hartbeespoort, North West, where suspects blew up a safe before fleeing. Photo: Kormorant.

The Total garage in Hartbeespoort, North West, where suspects blew up a safe before fleeing. Photo: Kormorant.

The suspects fled in the silver BMW with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Yet another safe at a petrol station has been blown up by armed robbers, this time at a Total filling station in Hartbeespoort in the North West.

The safe was blown up after a duo of armed robbers held up staff in the early hours Wednesday, Kormorant reported.

Staff members, who were the only ones in the convenience store, were held at gunpoint and told to lie on the floor while the robbers blew up the safe.

Security cameras at the fuel station were reportedly not working at the time of the bombing.

The suspects fled in the silver BMW with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police have launched a manhunt for the robbers. No one has been arrested yet.

In a similar incident in Benoni last year, five armed suspects entered a petrol station and threatened staff members before blowing up the safe.

The robbers fled with an undisclosed amount of money. No shots were fired and no one was injured, police said.

In Pretoria, three suspects armed with two rifles and a handgun entered a Caltex service station convenience store and forced four employees on the ground before bombing an ATM in November.

No shots were fired and no one was injured during the bombing.

– Caxton News Service

 

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