A manhunt has been launched to track, trace and arrest the two suspects who stabbed a private security officer in an attempted robbery at an entrance gate at the Addo National Park.
According to the police report, it is alleged that the security guard was on duty last night, Tuesday February 11 at about 7.50pm, at the Addo Heights Road entrance gate when a red Toyota Tazz, with unknown registration number, stopped at the gate.
“One person disembarked from the vehicle and approached the security guard. The unknown man suddenly took out a firearm and instructed the security guard to hand over his firearm. The security guard informed the suspect that he was not carrying a firearm,” the SAPS report said.
“The second suspect, carrying a knife joined in and also enquired about the firearm. He then stabbed the security officer in both his hands. The security officer managed to run out of the guardhouse and immediately reported the matter to the police.”
The security officer received medical treatment for his wounds. A case of attempted robbery was opened and is being investigated by Addo SAPS. No arrests have been made.
Police appeal to anyone who might be able to assist with any information that could lead to the arrest of the two suspects to contact Detective Warrant Officer Gert Lloyd on 082-441-7906, or SAPS Addo 042-233-8803, or any nearest police station.
Information can also be shared on SAPS Crime Stop on 08600-10111. The MySAPS app is also available for South African citizens to download onto their smartphones from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Callers may remain anonymous if they wish to and all information will be treated with the strictest confidence.