Tavern owner shot

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Jouberton 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 of their cellular phones.

Colonel Adele Myburgh of North West Police said a 42-year-old tavern owner was instructed to open the cash register and upon refusing, he was shot in the stomach and admitted to a local hospital, where he is in a stable condition. “No other injuries were reported”.

Myburg said 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 minibus 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.

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