A teenage police officer was shot dead and two grocery stores in Wepener were robbed by armed robbers in Mangaung Metro, South Africa, earlier this month.
On Tuesday, May 15th, 2022, about 19:20, the Sarbonia Supermarket in town reported an armed robbery to the Wepener Community Service Centre.
Two police officers were dispatched to investigate the report. Officers from the SAPS arrived at the site after hearing gunfire coming from De Wet Street and engaged in a shootout with the accused.
Ambulance workers confirmed gunshot wounds to a 22-year-old police officer's neck and upper body.
The Warrant Officer was transported to a Bloemfontein hospital after being shot in the left arm.
A heist at a supermarket in Wepener, Germany, went unnoticed. Four armed men stormed the store, according to the management, and threatened the security guard with a gun before turning off the alarm.
The manager was compelled to open the safe at that point, and an unknown sum of money was taken. A number of grocery items were also stolen before the security officer and other staff were locked inside.
Residents of the supermarket were saved by police officers on the scene.
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In Wepener and the surrounding districts, police are still searching for additional suspects.
If you have information that could lead to the arrest of outstanding criminals, please call Captain Shuping at 082 691 1589. You can also report a crime by calling Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or using the MySAPS App.
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