Port Elizabeth police hunt for gunmen after Motherwell Daycare Centre robbed

AUGUST 7, 2015

Port Elizabeth police are reportedly searching for leads after gunmen stormed a township and robbed several UK volunteers, children and teachers on Thursday morning.

According to Motherwell police, the suspects arrived at the Ikhaya Daycare Centre in Kunene Street, Soweto-On-Sea, at 9:15am, one of them armed with a firearm, and threatened the group of people – including eight tourists who visited the centre.

One shot was fired and the robbers took personal possession including phones, bags and wallets from their victims.

According to police the suspects escaped on foot and nobody was injured during the attack.

“A task team was established to investigate an armed robbery and attempted murder case which has been opened,” police said in a statement.

Police are appealing to anyone with information that can lead to the arrest and successful conviction of the suspected robbers to contact police.