Two arrested for robbing Eerste River post office
Two men were arrested for allegedly robbing a post office in Eerste River on Tuesday.
Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi said that Kleinvlei crime prevention unit responded to a complaint of a business robbery in Strand Road, at about 12:45.
‘’According to reports, unknown males entered the post office demanding cash. When police officers arrived on the scene a shootout between the suspects and police followed,’’ said Swartbooi.
He added that two men, aged 76 and 40, and a 61-year-old woman, sustained gunshot wounds. A 30-year-old police constable also sustained gunshot wounds.
The four victims, says Swartbooi, were all transported to nearby hospitals for nearby treatment.
‘’Two suspects, aged 21, has since been arrested and detained moments after the business robbery with an undisclosed amount of cash. Kleinvlei police are investigating cases of attempted murder, attack on police and a business robbery. Once charged, the duo are expected to appear befoee the Blue Downs Magistrates Court on the mentioned charges,’’ added Swartbooi.
Attempted heist. At Eersteriver. Cape Town pic.twitter.com/d7TmslvGfr— Arturo (@Ke_Arturo) May 3, 2022
Meanwhile, Eastern Cape Police are probing a murder case after a 45-year-old security guard, was shot and killed, allegedly by two men wearing police uniforms, during an attempt to rob a Post Office in East London on Tuesday.
‘’It is alleged that on Tuesday morning, 3 May 2022 at about 10:00, two men wearing police uniforms entered a Post Office in Gonubie, East London. It is further alleged that the men attempted to have access beyond the security gate, but a security guard on site refused them access. This is when he was fatally shot. The suspects managed to steal his (security guard) firearm before fleeing the scene in a blue Suzuki Expresso,’’ said Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana.
‘’Moments later, the getaway vehicle was recovered abandoned in Sandy Springs and a plastic bag containing police uniform was also seized,’’ added Kinana.
Done By: Mitchum George