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More information surfaces on wholesale robbery in Ermelo

The police urged anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward.

An armed robbery at the wholesale store Pack-Pack on Saturday turned fatal when one of the suspects sustained a gunshot wound to the chest.

According to Oubaas de Jager of Acsu, armed men had stormed into Pack-Pack.

It was reported that an employee had managed to push the panic button, immediately alerting the security firm.

“It is alleged that the men armed with firearms had entered the business and ordered the customers and staff to lie down. They forced the shop employee at gunpoint to hand over a substantial amount of money. As the security responded to the scene, some shots were fired, resulting in one of the suspects being fatally wounded. The deceased suspect, who sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, was found with his firearm at the scene,” Sergeant Patricia Msezane, Ermelo police’s spokesperson, said.

The other perpetrators managed to flee the scene before the authorities arrived.

It is estimated that about R80 000 was stolen during the robbery.

The police urged anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward by calling 017 819 2321 or 082 373 8389.

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