Suspects pounce on Mpumalanga police station, steal weapons

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Police in Mpumalanga have offered a R10 000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and recovery of an undisclosed number of weapons stolen from the Badplaas police station in Mpumalanga. In the early hours of Saturday morning, unknown men attacked the Badplaas police station.

They allegedly overpowered the police and made off with a number of weapons.

No arrest has yet been made. Police are asking members of the public to help with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects.

National Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili says the robbers made off with an R5 rifle.

“They also forced the police officers to open the safe the suspects and took one R5 rifle. They fled the scene on foot. At this stage, we are looking for the suspects and anyone with information is to kindly contact our crime stop number 08600 10 111. There are no shots that were fired and no injuries were reported.”

The Badplaas police station is open for operations.

Source: sabcnews