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gunIOL reports that diesel worth over R5.5 million was stolen on Saturday evening after robbers attacked a fuel depot in Limpopo and shot an employee, before fleeing in six fully loaded fuel trucks.

The shot employee is in a critical condition after the robbery that took place at a Louis Trichardt diesel depot situated in the industrial area of the town. Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo reported: “It is alleged that the manager of the depot, which sells diesel in bulk, opened the gate for a truck which entered the premises under the pretence of buying diesel. Suddenly, the occupants jumped out armed with firearms and took the remote control and cellphones from the manager. In the process, the manager was also robbed of cash.” The perpetrators then forced the manager into another room and locked him inside. The other four employees at the premises were robbed of cellphones, tied up with cable ties and locked in separate rooms. During the robbery, a company driver who was sitting in a truck parked at the premises was shot and seriously injured. Police were called and on arrival at the scene they found the injured man aged 43. He was taken to the hospital. Investigations are continuing.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Jonisayi Maromo at IOL

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