Armed robbery at high school: Staff including principal tied up

A principal, teacher and other staff were victims of an armed robbery at a local high school on Friday.

AB Phokombe High School in Mohlakeng has been the target of an armed robbery by two armed suspects on Friday, August 13.

Randfontein Police spokesperson Sergeant Carmen Hendricks confirmed the incident took place at about 14:30.

“The school principal and a teacher were inside an office when the suspects entered and demanded their cell phones.

“The suspects then tied up both the victims with cable ties and ordered them to remain stationary.”

Hendricks further explained that the suspects proceeded to enter other offices where they found other staff members. They too were tied up and robbed of their cell phones, jewellery, cash and school laptops.

“The suspects then fled the scene in a grey VW Polo with registration number HX 22 JX GP. The registration was tested but found to be fake,” Hendricks added.

A case of business robbery has been opened.  

Randfontein Police station commander Brigadier Mashole Manamela condemned the robbery and reassured that police will make sure perpetrators are brought to book.

Police are also urging members of the community to come forward with any information pertaining to the incident that may lead to the arrest of the suspects.

They can contact police on 011 414 4992, 071 675 7094 or make use of my SAPS app. Also contact the crime stop number on 0860 010 111 to report crime anonymously.

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