Manhunt for armed suspects after robbery!

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Police launch manhunt after a filling station was robbed and a police officer shot. iStock image
Police launch manhunt after a filling station was robbed and a police officer shot. iStock image

FREE STATE police in Welkom have launched a manhunt for five armed suspects after a filling station was robbed of cash and a constable was shot on Thursday, 24 November.

According to Captain Stephen Thakeng, three suspects entered the station in Stateway at about 7am while two others remained inside a white VW Polo with FS registration numbers.

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“A constable, driving a marked police vehicle, arrived to fill up petrol while the robbery was in progress. He was shot in the right shoulder and robbed of his service pistol,” said Thakeng in a statement, adding that the suspects then fled the scene.

Anyone with information that can lead to their arrest is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Andrew Lechesa on 082 493 1204 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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