Hlabangani Mtshali
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28 Nov 2014
8:22 pm

Two wanted for armed robbery of Sassa deliverymen

Hlabangani Mtshali

Police are searching for two suspects who allegedly robbed SA Social Security (Sassa) employees who were making a cash delivery at a Pick ‘n Pay at Wonderpark Shopping Centre in Karenpark, in the north of Pretoria.

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The mall’s public realtions officer Elzette Schuster said four armed men dressed as employees took an undisclosed amount of cash on Thursday morning.

Schuster said the men fled in a getaway vehicle whose number plates were picked up by security cameras, Rekord North reported.

Police spokesperson Matthews Nkoadi on Friday confirmed the robbery, but said there were only two armed men involved.

Nkoadi told The Citizen that two armed men approached Sassa workers who were delivering cash to the Pick ‘n Pay.

“The suspects, who were armed, then pointed their firearms at the deliverymen and demanded cash. The suspects then got into a vehicle and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash,” he said.

Nkoadi added that no arrests had been made.

Earlier this year, seven people were arrested after an alleged armed robbery at a Sassa paypoint at a Shoprite in Bishop Lavis, Western Cape.

The suspects reportedly fled the scene with police in pursuit before a shootout ensued between the police and the robbers.

The suspects were eventually apprehended while an eighth suspect was found dead in the getaway car.

Caxton News Service