Armed robbers kill Bfn G4S guard

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A manhunt is currently underway for a group of armed robbers following a cross pavement robbery that claimed the life of a G4S security official in Bloemfontein, reports OFM News.

According to a release, the incident occurred in Heidedal on Monday, where the security officials were conducting their daily duties collecting cash at a local supermarket when they were accosted.

Police spokesperson, Athlenda Mathe, says in the process the cash was taken, the security official disarmed off his service pistol, and thereafter shot and wounded. He was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

Mathe says at the crime scene, police recovered a vehicle that was utilised by the armed robbers, and the vehicle was found to be stolen in a hijacking incident earlier this year in Mangaung.

Reports indicate that the suspects fled the scene in a white Ford Ranger. Members of the public that may have seen what transpired and/or have information on this incident, are requested to contact their nearest police station or contact the Crime Stop number on 08600 101111.

The National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Khehla Sitole, has instructed police in the Free State to mobilize all resources with the implementation of the 72-hour activation plan in a bid to apprehend those responsible for this crime.