Hawks seek public assistance to identify suspected armed robbers

LIMPOPO – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation requests public assistance to identify four suspected armed robbers.

It is alleged that on 23 September 2022, a G4S security official went to Palamine shop in Namakgale outside Phalaborwa to collect money. Due to technical problems, he was unable to access a safe and went back to the vehicle.

While walking towards the G4S vehicle, the security official was allegedly accosted by four armed men who took an empty trolley bag and also disarmed him of a pistol. It is also reported that the suspects fired several shots before fleeing the scene. No one was injured during the shooting but a customer’s vehicle was reportedly damaged.

It is believed that the people who are appearing in the pictures could assist the police with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the people appearing in the pictures or knows the whereabouts of the suspects is requested to contact Detective Warrant Officer Doit Malebe on 083 338 2676 or Captain Aaron Masete on 071 351 7279 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or by using MySAPS app.

Source: South African Police Service