Suspects sought for armed robbery

NELSPRUIT - Members of the South African Police Service at Kanyamazane are looking for about five balaclava-clad men who robbed a British American Tobacco (BAT) delivery bakkie.

The incident occurred yesterday at about 10:30, when a 33-year-old man, the driver of the vehicle, was allegedly robbed while delivering cigarettes at a certain shop in the area.

It is reported that the driver was approached by an unknown man who held him up at gunpoint, demanding the boxes of cigarettes. In the process, about four more balaclava clad men driving in a Toyota Quantum joined the suspect. They proceeded to rob the victim of 16 boxes of cigarettes.

No one has been arrested as yet and police are investigating an armed robbery case.

Any person with information that may assist police in their investigation and on the whereabouts of the suspects is urged to contact Sergeant Mhlonishwa Sheba, at 082 556 5186 or the SAPS Crime Stop number, 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service