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Fake cops disarm guard and rob Elliot post office, police appealing for leads

Apr 2, 2019
Fake cops disarm guard and rob Elliot post office, police appealing for leads

Suspects claimed to be Elliot police investigators before robbing post office

Elliot - Police in Elliot, in the Eastern Cape, have appealed to the public for help with information that can help them solve a case were the Elliott post office was robbed on Monday.

"It is alleged that on 01 April 2019, at about 16:30, three unknown males entered the Elliot post office and went to the two security guards," described police spokesperson, Capt Ursula Roelofse.

"One introduced himself as a police investigator and shook the hand of the guard that was carrying the firearm.

"Whilst shaking the hand, the second suspect grabbed the security officers firearm and instructed them to enter the manager's office."

 Capt Roelofse said that there were three clients that were served at the post office, who were also instructed to enter the manager's office.

"The security guards and cashiers were tied up with cable ties," she said.

"One other cashier was then instructed to take out the money and put it in a bag.

"The Cashier then followed the instructions and the suspects then left with an undisclosed amount of money."

Elliot police need help tracking the suspects

She said that no shots were fired and nobody was hurt.

"The police were informed that when people managed to untie themselves," Capt Roelofse said.

"Police are appealing to the community to assist them in tracing these suspects. Detective Capt Vuntu may be contacted on 045-9316013 or 082 441 83 47.

"Information may be provided voluntarily or anonymously Crime Stop 0860010111 or Crime Line SMS 32211."

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