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Armed robbers storm military base, steal rifles & ammunition

Cape Town police are investigating after a group of armed men reportedly stormed a Khayelitsha Military Base to get access to rifles and ammunition.

FILE: Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town police are investigating after a group of armed men reportedly stormed a Khayelitsha Military Base to get access to rifles and ammunition.

It is understood the robbers overpowered guards at the gate and took their R4 rifles.

The group of robbers reportedly forced the soldiers into the armoury guard room at gunpoint and made them to open the safe.

Officials are still on the scene and are assessing if only six weapons have been stolen.

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) spokesperson brigadier Mafi Mgobozi says, “The SANDF can confirmed that there was a robbery on Friday morning. At the moment our military police and SAPS are at the scene.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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