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Police appeal for leads after Uitenhage Sheriff's Office robbed by armed men

Jul 26, 2018
Police appeal for leads after Uitenhage Sheriff's Office robbed by armed men

Police are searching for five armed suspects, who allegedly robbed a Sheriff's Office in Uitenhage on Thursday.

"It is alleged that, at around 08:30am, five men wearing blue overalls and armed with firearms stormed into the Office of the Sheriff in Cannon Street, Uitenhage," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"One of the suspects held the employees at gunpoint, while others ransacked the office.

"The suspects stole undisclosed amount of cash and cellphones before fleeing in a white bakkie with an orange light on the roof."

Sgt Nkohli said that police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the nearest police station.