Cape Town – An armed suspect reportedly robbed a Free State school of laptops and an undisclosed amount of cash after he tied up a security guard and pointed him with a gun.
According to IOL, the robbery happened at a primary school in Kutlwanong, Odendaalsrus.
“On 1 August 2022, at about 23.25, it is alleged that a 43-year-old security officer was on duty at Malebaleba Primary School in Kutlwanong when he saw an unknown man who fired one shot at him.
“A crowbar was used to forcefully open the classroom where the security officer was in, and he was tied up at gunpoint,” the report quoted police spokesperson, Captain Stephen Thakeng as saying.
Thereafter, the suspect went to the staff room and stole laptops, cash and other valuables, the report said.
After four hours, the security guard managed to untie himself and screamed for help, The South African reported.
He was not injured, the report said.
A business robbery case was under investigation, following the incident.
Community members with information were urged to contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Modise Kotsi, on 082-301-2797.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe