Police arrests after daring Sassa robbery

3 nabbed for daring Sassa robbery

Three suspects have been arrested for allegedly robbing the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) pension pay-point at Bergendal in Limpopo.

Image courtesy: SAPS

Police spokesperson,Motlafela Mojapelo says five suspects arrived at the pay-point on Wednesday morning and robbed the cashiers at gunpoint.


"Three of the robbers managed to disarm the security officers of their rifles.


"The suspects then took the moneybags from the safe containing huge amounts of cash, loaded them into a white Toyota Yaris and sped from the scene."

 Police were called out while the robbery was still in progress.


"The suspects used some of the roads in the area and were pursued through the help of a helicopter hovering above," says Mojapelo.


"They inevitably abandoned their three getaway motor vehicles and ran on foot. Three were cornered and arrested whereas two managed to evade arrest."


The suspects are expected to appear in the Senwabarwana Magistrate's Court on Friday morning.


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