POTCHEFSTROOM – The Jouberton police have launched a manhunt after eight robbers allegedly entered a tavern in Extension 23, just before midnight on Saturday, 23 July 2022.

It is alleged that the suspects entered a tavern, threatened patrons and fired a few shots randomly, before robbing some of them (patrons) of their cellular phones. A 42-year-old tavern owner was instructed to open the cash register and upon refusing, he was shot in the stomach and admitted at a local hospital, where he is in a stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

The robbers proceeded to break open a burglar door, leading into the owner’s house and after a search, took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled to a nearby field where they got into two vehicles, a white Toyota Quantum mini bus and a white bakkie.

Anyone with information that can assist the police with their investigation is requested to contact the Investigating Officer, Warrant Officer Mangaliso Mosiea on Cell: 072 ?476 4679 or call Crime Stop on ?08600 10111. Anonymous tip-offs can also be reported on the MySAPS App from smart phones.??

Source: South African Police Service

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