The South African Police Service (SAPS) are appealing to the public for help in finding a suspect sought in connection with a brazen armed robbery. The incident took place at the organic fresh fruit produce market along Laing Street, George industrial area on the afternoon of December 21, 2020.

The incident began when two unknown suspects approached an employee at the market, and one reportedly stated that he was there to collect a Stokvel order.

“All of a sudden the two suspects drew firearms and ordered all employees to lie down behind a counter. A fidelity cash truck then arrived at the premises to collect cash. The guards were threatened with firearms and disarmed in the process,” says SAPS’s Captain Lloyd Ramovha.

“The suspects demanded safe keys and took an undisclosed amount of money from the office. The driver of the cash truck noticed the commotion and attempted to drive away but the truck was blocked by a white Toyota Hilux bakkie that was nearby. He was also disarmed and ordered to open the doors at the back of the truck where more cash was also taken before the suspects who were approximately seven in number got away.”

Members of the public that may have information on this incident or are able to recognise the suspect in the attached facial composition identikit are encouraged to contact the investigation officer in this case, Warrant Officer Christo Botha on 071 351 7462 or contact the crime stop number on 08600 10111.

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