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Robbery suspects escape from police custody

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Published Mar 9, 2016

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Johannesburg – Three men facing robbery charges escaped from the Groblersdal police cells, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

“They escaped at approximately 11pm last night [Tuesday] after members on duty went to investigate a disturbance coming from one of the cells. The members were overpowered by the suspects who managed to escape,” said spokeswoman Colonel Ronel Otto.

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Vincent Marutla, 22, Somantla Makaraa, 22, and Simon Chauke, 23, had been arrested on charges of armed robbery.

Otto said a manhunt had been launched for the three men. The circumstances around the escape were being investigated.

African News Agency

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