Funeral business robbed at gunpoint


Reports have just been received of an armed robbery along the Madombidzha-road just outside of Louis Trichardt.

According to information supplied to the newspaper, employees of Maeteko Funeral Services were robbed at gunpoint while en route to Louis Trichardt on Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 13:30.

The employees were allegedly on their way back after collecting the business’s earnings for the day. About 5km from Louis Trichardt, two armed suspects, driving in a white Colt bakkie, forced them off the road and robbed them. The two men fled the scene in their bakkie.

One gunshot was fired. Nobody was injured during the incident.

Local police officers were still at the scene, investigating the matter, and could not disclose more information.

More details will be shared as they become available.



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Date:09 May 2018 - By: Isabel Venter

Isabel Venter

Isabel joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in 2009 as a reporter. She holds a BA Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of South Africa. Her beat is mainly crime and court reporting.



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