Armed robbery at notorious AK-crossing

A truck driver and his passenger were injured after a gang of armed robbers intersected their truck at the notorious AK48-crossing on February 19, and fired several shots at the truck with a shotgun.


The shooting occurred between 06:00 and 07:00 on February 19 and SAPS Heidelberg reacted swiftly to the call.

According to Captain Thivhulawi Tshilate (police spokesperson), the first shot was fired through the windscreen, whereafter the suspects moved towards the passenger side where they fired another shot through the door. Neither driver nor passenger was directly hit and merely sustained shrapnel injuries to the face. After claiming money from the truck driver, the suspects sped off and several kilometres further, they executed the same modus operandi with another truck, which was approaching from the opposite direction. Nobody was seriously injured in the second shooting and the robbers managed to flee.

The driver of the first truck was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance, where he was treated for facial injuries caused by the shotgun pallets. Police are investigating the shootings.

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A gang of robbers shot several times at the driver and passenger inside the truck. One of the shots was fired through the windscreen, which left the driver and passenger with facial injuries.

Magda Maritz
Journalist - Nigel

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