Two security guards sustain serious injuries after being shot and robbed of their firearms

Nelspruit – Two security guards were reportedly shot by two armed suspects who also robbed them of their service rifle and a pistol in an incident that occurred on Thursday at Numbi Gate Road in Salubindza near Masoyi outside White River in Mpumalanga. According to police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, reports suggest that the guards sustained injuries after the suspects... Read more → The post Two security guards sustain serious injuries after being shot and robbed of their firearms appeared first on African Insider.

Two security guards sustain serious injuries after being shot and robbed of their firearms

Nelspruit – Two security guards were reportedly shot by two armed suspects who also robbed them of their service rifle and a pistol in an incident that occurred on Thursday at Numbi Gate Road in Salubindza near Masoyi outside White River in Mpumalanga.

According to police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, reports suggest that the guards sustained injuries after the suspects attacked them.

“Two Hitech Security officers were inside their patrol van, an NP200 Nissan bakkie on that fateful day, when two armed suspects suddenly emerged on foot and began firing several shots at both guards who sustained some serious injuries as a result.

“Thereafter the suspects are said to have robbed the victims of the said firearms before they fled on foot. An ambulance then took the two security officers to hospital,” Mohlala said in a statement.

A case of armed robbery with two additional counts of attempted murder was opened when police arrived at the scene. A 72-hour activation plan has been launched in an effort to trace the suspects.

No suspects have been arrested yet.

Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela sent a stern warning to the perpetrators.

“”We want to send a strong message to the perpetrators of this crime that they will never find peace and we will surely arrest them. We will hunt them down and recover those stolen firearms. They should know that were are on their heels, just watch the space and together with our community, we will emerge victorious at the end,” Manamela  said.

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