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Zamdela SAPS searching for suspects who shot an off-duty officer

SASOLBURG - The Free State Provincial Organised Crime Unit is seeking assistance from the community in tracing suspects after an off-duty police officer was shot and wounded in Zamdela, Sasolburg. Police spokesperson, Sergeant Josephine Rani, said in a statement the sergeant was at home last week Sunday when his neighbours called him to a nearby house where there was an alleged house robbery. It is alleged that the victims, which include the wife, her husband and their son, were ambushed at gunpoint by three unknown men demanding the husband's pension money. Rani said on his way to the house, the off-duty sergeant came across one of the suspects at the street corner, but the suspect managed to escape. When the sergeant approached the house, the second suspect started to shoot at him and he retaliated. The sergeant sustained multiple gunshot wounds during the crossfire and was hospitalised. The suspects fled the scene on foot, and managed to steal a television, a sound system, bank cards and two cellphones. Rani said a case of house robbery and attempted murder has been registered for investigation. Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Sergeant Tauru Majoe on 071 094 0570. Alternatively, the information can be submitted on the MySAPS App or by calling the SAPS Crime Stop number, 08600 10111.

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