Employee shot 3 times, diesel worth millions stolen in armed robbery at Limpopo depot

Police in Limpopo have launched a manhunt for armed men who robbed a Louis Trichardt fuel depot, shooting an employee three times.

Limpopo police spokesperson Lt-Col Mamphaswa Seabi said according to information at their disposal the incident happened at 7pm on Saturday and lasted until 4am as six unmarked trucks filled up at the depot that is situated on Bronn Street in the industrial area of the town.

“The occupants came out armed with a pistol and assault rifle. The suspects took the remote control and took two cellphones from the manager,” 

“They took him and locked him in a room alone. All the other people were locked in rooms separately and tied with cable ties,” Seabi said.

A company driver at the premises was found shot three times and was taken to hospital, according to police.

“The footage captured the trucks coming in the yard. About six trucks came in and filled up with diesel until they spilled over. The suspects are not known and the investigation is continuing,” Seabi said.

When police ran a registration plate fitted to one of the trucks, it came out as registered to a Volvo sedan in Johannesburg.


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