FREE STATE – The Police have launched a manhunt to trace a group of armed suspects in connection with copper cable that was robbed in offices of Eskom at Blenheim Avenue in Riebeeckstad on Friday, 27 May 2022 at approximately 22:10.

The Security Officer alleged that he was at his workplace busy with routine foot patrols around the premises when he and his colleague were accosted by a group of armed men.

The security officer were tied with wires and forced inside the store room. They later managed to untie themselves and sought help and Welkom Police attended the scene. A case of Business Robbery was registered for further investigation.

Anyone with information which can lead to the arrests of these armed robbers, Detective Sergeant Tsie Matlokotsi of Welkom Serious and Violent Crimes can be contacted at cellphone number 078 758 5658 or Police Crime Stop number 08600 10111, alternatively use MySAPS.

Source: South African Police Service