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Manhunt launched after men armed with guns and knives rob Uitenhage home

Aug 14, 2018
Manhunt launched after men armed with guns and knives rob Uitenhage home

A team of dedicated detectives from Uitenhage are following up on all possible leads following a house robbery in Mimosa Drive, Uitenhage, in the early hours of Tuesday morning. 

"It is alleged that the occupants of a flat were woken up by the screams of the occupants of the main house and they alerted the police in Uitenhage. 

"Police officials responded immediately and upon entering the premises, the suspects allegedly fired several shots at the police officials," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart. 

"Police members returned fire and suspects fled in different directions on foot from the scene into the adjacent bushes." 

According to police information, three unknown males entered the main house through an open window and threatened the occupants with a firearm and knives. 

"The suspects demanded money and took a flat screen television set, jewellery and electrical appliances. Police officials recovered the television in the bushes in front of the house afterwards," she described.

"No one sustained any injuries during the incident and Uitenhage police are appealing to the community to lock all doors and windows (especially windows without burglar bars), to install and to activate the alarm system during the night."

Capt Swart said that anyone who might be able to assist with any information, may contact SAPS Uitenhage at 041 996 3438.  Let us share information and support each other in the fight against crime.  

"Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211."