The police have launched a manhunt for about 20 suspects who committed Business robbery today, in the early hours of this morning.
According to information, the police responded to a complaint of an assault of a security guard at Ash Cash and Carry in Unika Street, in the industrial area, Makhado.
On arrival the suspects in two vehicles opened fire at the police who retaliated until the suspects abandoned the vehicles and ran into the nearby bushes.
The suspects managed to get away with two 9mm pistols from the guards and an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register. This after their failed attempt to blast the safe with explosives.
The recovered BMW has been reported stolen in Cleveland and the Isuzu kb bakkie in Randfontein, both in December 2016.
Two of our backup members sustained minor injuries during the shootout. It is not clear if any of the suspects got shot during the incident.
A manhunt has been launched for the suspects and police investigations continue. Anyone with information is requested to contact Makhado SAPS at 015 519 4300, the #CrimeStop number 0860010111 or the nearest police station. #CrimeMustFall