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Police appeal for leads after thugs blow up safe at Uitenhage garage

Jul 18, 2018
Police appeal for leads after thugs blow up safe at Uitenhage garage

Police are investigating a case of business robbery after explosives were used to open a safe during a robbery of a fuel station in Uitenhage over the weekend.

"On Saturday, at around 23:45, it is alleged three men, two armed with firearms stormed into a fuel station in Cuyler Street, Uitenhage," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"It is believed suspects used explosives to open a drop-in safe, while employees were locked inside a store room.

"The suspects stole undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene in an unknown getaway vehicle."

He said that police are following all leads.

"Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects is urged to contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Andile Gusha at 082 441 8139 or share information via Crime Stop 08600 10111."