Gang blasts open ATMs and loots shops at mall

Gang blasts open ATMs and loots shops at mall

2021-10-22 06:18:00 PM

Gang blasts open ATMs and loots shops at mall

Mpumalanga police have launched a manhunt for suspects after the Acornhoek Mall was attacked by a group of armed suspects in the early hours on Friday.

However, the suspects had fled before their arrival, with stolen goods and an undisclosed amount of cash.About 15 shops were hit by the gang, said the police.“A preliminary investigation suggests the suspects gained entry by breaking a door and thereafter helped themselves to items in the shops.

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“The suspects also reportedly detonated explosives to gain access to cash in safes and ATMs.”Provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Semakaleng Manamela, who ordered officers to ensure the swift arrest of the suspects, warned members of the public not to purchase or accept suspected stolen items.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the branch commander of the Acornhoek police station, Lt-Col Albert Manzini, on 082-318-9925, or call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MySAPS app. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous. headtopics.com

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