sapsTimesLIVE reports that a manhunt is under way after armed robbers attacked the Windsorton police station in the Northern Cape on Wednesday night, tying up the only two officers at the station before raiding the safe for firearms.  

Hawks spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi reported:  “Yesterday [Wednesday] at 10.30pm, four males entered the police station and tied up the two officers on duty with cable ties.  They held the police officials hostage and took their pistols from them.  They then demanded to go to the safe and they took four pistols (9mm) and two rifles."  She said it was “convenient and normal" for there to be only two officers manning the station, because “Windsorton is a small place".  The suspects fled with their haul of weapons in a car with Botswanan licence plates.  It took the officers “about an hour" to free themselves and call for help.


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