Four people held at gunpoint while assailants plant major explosives

The remaining explosives in the safe.

BURGERSFORT – Two cashiers and a petrol attendee from PPS Petroport were held at gunpoint in the early hours of Monday.

At around 01:53 two men, armed with nine-millimetre pistols stormed into the petrol station’s convenience shop and confronted cashiers, Mr Ronny Motau and Mr Aubey Mabuza and petrol attendant Mr Otto Maphana as well as a driver from Lebowa Panelbeaters.

The men planted explosives in the drop safe and detonated it, however, it was unsuccessful. The culprits then demanded the cashiers empty the tills. They got away with R2 500.

They were caught on CCTV cameras wearing caps and driving a silver vehicle. This is the third attempt at this depot, but each has been unsuccessful. Explosive technicians told the supervisor of the station, Mr Kevin Volskenk, that if the explosives had detonated correctly, they could have destroyed the entire shop.

“The culprits fled in the silver vehicle leaving the remaining explosives behind. There were in total seven men, including the driver, involved in the robbery,” said Volskenk.

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


Recommended Story x
Woman held at gunpoint at ferrochrome bricks

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our free NEWSLETTER
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Barberton Times
Corridor Gazette
Hazyview Herald
Mpumalanga News
Nelspruit Post
Steelburger News
White River Post

Your details:

Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)