a Chase At least 12 suspects have been released after an attempted robbery of a police building in Pretoria.
TimesLIVE understands that the incident occurred just after 2 a.m. on Monday.
According to the information shared, the armed group handcuffed a security officer before entering the police uniform store wearing the same uniform they were trying to rob.
The men then apparently went to another building and tried to open a safe with drugs but “couldn’t get to the safe”.
Subsequent reports claimed that the suspects attempted to enter the police armory.
Officers from the forensic department were alerted to the noise and proceeded to the uniform shop, where they were apparently greeted gunshots.
TimesLIVE understands that one officer from the department was shot and taken to the hospital.
The suspects fled in a white Ford Ranger double cab with no registration plates.
Albrega police spokesman Atlinda Mathe confirmed the incident and said a manhunt for the suspects had begun.
The motive for the attempt to enter the building is under investigation.
Police officers on patrol thwarted an attempt to enter the building. A policeman was injured during the confrontation. He has been taken to the hospital. “Nothing was stolen from the building,” she said.
Mathi said the police had set aside 25 million rand this fiscal year for security upgrades in all its buildings nationwide.