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Hunt for armed robbers, who ambushed men en-route to bank in Port Elizabeth

Jan 14, 2020
Hunt for armed robbers, who ambushed men en-route to bank in Port Elizabeth

Port Eizabeth - SAPS Mount Road detectives are seeking any information with regard to a murder and robbery that took place on Monday afternoon.

"It is alleged that on Monday, at approximately 13:00, three males were in a Quantum minibus en-route to a bank at a shopping mall," described police spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.

"While stationary at the robots at the corners of CJ Langenhoven and Norvic Drive, they were confronted by six suspects, three on each side of the mini bus.

"One was armed with a firearm. One suspect opened the driver’s side door and demanded the money."

She said that none of the occupants responded to the demand and a shot was fired hitting Abdul Kieran Haroon (35) in his chest. 

"The passenger next to the Haroon handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspects fled on foot and the driver rushed the injured Haroon to the nearby hospital where he passed away."

Capt Janse Van Rensburg said that it was later established that the trio were driving from Korsten to the bank to deposit money. 

"Anyone who can assist police in tracing the suspects is asked to contact SAPS Mount Road crime office on 041 394 6243 or the nearest police station or Crime Stop 08600 10111 alternatively the MySAPS app which is also available  to download onto their smartphones. All information is strictly confidential."

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