Limpopo police are on a
manhunt for three suspects who escaped from a police van while heading to
Modimolle from Pretoria.
Colonel Ronel Otto said one of
the detainees who managed to escape was in possession of a small saw and a
knife, and threatened the thirteen awaiting prisioners who were in the vehicle
to keep quiet. The police are continuing to search for the suspects.
Otto said three suspects
escaped through the window of the back door and ran away. None of the other
detainees managed to escape.
Otto said a search was
immediately launched for the escaped detainees, involving K9 and Highway Patrol
members, but no re arrests have been made yet.
Otto said the suspects are
Jekanuika Vurayayi and Alex Matayaya who were both initially arrested for armed
robbery and Edson Chuma, who was arrested for housebreaking and theft.
Otto said should anybody have
information on the whereabouts of these suspects, or any other information
which might assist in the recapturing of the suspects, they are requested to
contact their nearest police station or call 08600 10111 where information can
also be supplied anonymously.
“The circumstances around the
escape, including how the detainees were able to be in possession of a saw and
a knife, are being investigated” Otto added.
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