Four suspects have been arrested in connection with Thursday’s robbery at the Edenvale High school, east of Johannesburg.
Two alleged robbers were shot dead on the scene and a third wounded during a shootout with the police at the school.
One of the suspects approached security guards pretending to fetch his child from the school.
After the guards let him in, other suspects entered the school premises.
They proceeded to the offices where they held up the principal at gunpoint before robbing him off an undisclosed amount of cash.
Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubele says, “There was another suspect who was later arrested and he was found in possession of two unlicensed firearms, one rifle and one pistol. This takes the number of pistols found to a total of three and two rifles.”
#edenvale #edenvalehighschool When you rob a school during class that is situated next to a police station, you either are so stupid, so high or have so little regard for our police force. Apparently they robbed the school on the other side of the police station too recently. pic.twitter.com/C4iWtDXLSk
— Mike Said (@mike_said_what) February 21, 2019
— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) February 21, 2019
Also on Thursday, another school robbery took place where an employee of Norkem Park High School was robbed off R25 000 in cash which he had just withdrawn from the bank.
Two suspects held him up at gunpoint and took the money as he entered the school.
Gauteng police are now investigating whether the robberies could be related.
Makhubele says, “No arrests yet in Norkem Park, but we don’t rule out that the suspects that were arrested might be involved in the incident of Norkem Park. However, we will be investigating all aspects of the circumstances.”
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