KWAZULU-NATAL – Two suspects aged 32 and 33 are expected to appear in the Phungashe Magistrate’s Court today for armed robbery which happened at Phungashe Post Office.
On 12 January 2021 at about 07:55 three suspects entered Phungashe Post Office and held up staff members at gunpoint. They forced the manager to open safe and they stole an undisclosed amount of cash. They further robbed employees of two cell phones and fled the scene in their getaway vehicle.
A case of armed robbery was reported at St Faith’s police station and the case docket was allocated to Hawks members from Port Shepstone Serious Organised Crime Investigation team for an intensive probe.
In the early hours of Tuesday, a joint operation was conducted by Hawks members and Port Shepstone Tactical Response Team at Endwebu area. The operation yielded positive results when the two suspects were brought to book. They were charged for armed robbery. Investigations are continuing and more arrests are expected.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Head, Major General Leseja Senona welcomed the arrest of the two suspects. “Our members will continue with the search of the outstanding suspects and their time is limited they will be soon brought to book”, he said.