In a shocking incident that unfolded on Saturday, a 23-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint while making his way home from Xigalo village to Jerome village. The brazen act of violence has left the local community on edge, prompting an urgent police manhunt for the suspect.
According to the reports, the victim was approached by an armed individual who brandished a firearm and demanded his belongings. In a terrifying ordeal, the suspect made off with the victim’s school bag, cellphone, and other valuable items.
As if the robbery itself wasn’t enough, the suspect fired several shots before fleeing the scene, fortunately leaving the victim unharmed physically but undoubtedly traumatized. The victim, displaying remarkable presence of mind, immediately contacted the police to report the incident. L
Police in Malamulele swiftly responded, opening a case of robbery with a firearm and launching a manhunt to bring the perpetrator to justice.
The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of community vigilance and cooperation in the face of such criminal acts.
Police are urging residents to remain cautious and report any suspicious activities or individuals to the police. They have also advised community members to take necessary precautions when traveling alone, especially during late hours.
Walking in well-lit areas, staying aware of one’s surroundings, and avoiding isolated routes can significantly reduce the risk of becoming a target for criminals.