Post Office branches in the Western Cape appear to be the new target for robbers looking to make a quick buck. This comes after two branches in the Western Cape were targeted by armed robbers in the last 24 hours.
First on the list was the Caledon Post Office, where staff were held at gunpoint as they watched the thieves take off with an undisclosed amount of money, reports EWN.
“Investigations led the police to a township in Hermanus, where the four suspects, aged between 24 and 35 were arrested. Once charged, the suspects are expected to make their court appearance in Caledon to face charges of business robbery and the possession of an unlicensed firearm,” said the police’s Andre Traut.
Next on the list was a post office in De Doorns where more cash was stolen, along with SASSA cards. Thankfully, police reportedly caught up with them, resulting in a high-speed chase with officers and the getaway vehicle. During the pursuit in Paarl, the getaway vehicle overturned, causing the death of the alleged fifth robber, as per News24.
Following the incident, officers confiscated three unlicensed firearms and the stolen cash and cards.