An armed robber posing as a security guard overpowered the guards in a vehicle storage area, after which he and a group of robbers stole 12 vehicles.
The group of at least 18 robbers stole nine Ford Ranger bakkies, two Ford Fiestas and a Ford Figo from the depot in Maggs Street, Waltloo, east of Pretoria on Sunday.
Police spokesman Mathapelo Peters said the robbery occurred between 6 am and 7 am. The robber was wearing a company uniform as he threatened the security personnel with a firearm.
“He opened the main gate and about 17 robbers, all dressed in uniforms, entered the premises. They tied up the guards and stole 12 vehicles. “
Police Commissioner Elias Mawela has instructed a team of detectives led by the Police Crime Intelligence Unit for Vehicle Crime to arrest the robbers.
People with information are asked to call the Police Stop Crime Number on 08600 10111.