Letaba security guards shot in the stomach by a robber outside FNB Tzaneen


By Agreement Mabunda

TZANEEN – A 42-year-old Letaba Security guard was shot by two unknown suspects during a robbery on Tuesday, January 09.

It is alleged that a 31-year-old Ayesha store employee of Asian origin drove to FNB Bank Morgan and Agatha Streets Tzaneen CBD with a 42-year-old Letaba security officer posted at Ayesha stores, they were going to deposit money into the bank.

According to the Tzaneen SAPS communications officer Sergeant Maurice Nkhwashu,  it is alleged that the two men were on their way to deposit money into the bank when they were approached by two unknown Afrcam males one armed with a firearm confronted the security officer who was walking towards the FNB Morgan Street entrance, the security officer tried to retreat into the car but it was too late because the assailants shot him on the stomach and he fell.

The suspects then took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene with a silver Grey VW Polo car with registration containing numbers FG26  ending with a GP.

The injured security officer posted at the Ayesha store was transported by ambulance to the nearest hospital for medical attention.

Nkhwashu says a case of Robbery with a firearm plus attempted murder was opened and an Investigation is underway.

The police appeal to anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of suspects can contact Detective Warrant Officer Makhubele contact number 0824143309/ 0823199662/10111 or contact the nearest police station.

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