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Police investigate house robbery after a hit on stokvel in Addo

Police in Addo are warning stokvels members to take extra precautions when conducting their financial transactions. This warning came after three men robbed members of a stokvel a large sum of money in Addo yesterday.

On Sunday, 8 July 2018 around 4pm, it is alleged that three men armed firearms stormed into a house in Kolosa Street, Nomathansanqa area in Addo. The three men held 25 stokvel members at gunpoint. Suspects stole victim's cell phones, large sum of money and then locked the house doors before fleeing the scene. The 25 members, all women managed to open a kitchen door and then contacted the police. Police are investigating a case of house robbery.Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects is urged to contact the nearest police station or to share information via Crime Stop 08600 10111

Uitenhage Acting Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll said: "We would like to warn members of stokvels or savings clubs to revisit their strategies and methods in handling these large amounts of cash".

Source: South African Police Service

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