Police station in Eastern Cape robbed of guns and a vehicle.

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Police are on a manhunt after Moyeni Police Station in the Eastern Cape was robbed of guns and a police vehicle on Saturday 19 December 2020, Sowetan Live reports.

Provincial commissioner Lieutant-General Liziwe Ntshinga has placed a 72-hour activation plan to catch the culprits that robbed Moyeni Police Station of guns an a police vehicle in the early hours of Saturday morning, in the Amathole District.

According to police spokesperson Brig. Tembinkosi Kinana: “Preliminary investigations revealed that five suspects entered the police station under the pretext that they were looking for help.

“As the police officer was getting ready to listen to their problem the suspects held the police officers at gunpoint and took three firearms — an R5 rifle and two 9mm pistols.”

In addition, as the suspects fled the scene, they came across another police officer outside the community service centre and robbed him of his police vehicle. The vehicle was later discovered 2km from the police station uninhabited meaning the suspects are still at large.

Ntshinga stated: “The attack on the police station is viewed very seriously to which we have mobilised maximum resources to track down these robbers.”

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