The Malamulele Police Station in Limpopo and nearby businesses were allegedly ransacked by heavily armed suspects on Sunday night, 21 November. The suspects stole firearms from the station and locked the police officers on duty inside a vehicle.
MALAMULELE POLICE STATION ROBBED
A group of armed robbers stormed Malamulele Police Station and held officers at gunpoint at 23:00 Sunday night, according to South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe.
“Some members were forced into the back of a police van while one member was ordered to unlock the safe where the suspects took R5 rifles, 9mm pistols, shotguns and an undisclosed number of ammunition,” said Mathe.
After leaving the station, the suspects allegedly proceeded to rob a nearby food outlet and filling station. They robbed the businesses of an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses said they saw the group travelling in a bakkie.
The provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has implemented a 72-hour activation plan to track down the suspects.
The police spokesperson said Malamulele Police Station is fully functional and accessible to the public as of Monday morning.