Police are still clueless on the whereabouts of three armed men who allegedly robbed the Gospel of God’s Grace Church, popularly known as 3G, in Kopong recently.
Although Superintendent Nkwebi Chilisa of Mogoditshane police could not be drawn into confirming the amount that was stolen, sources at the church confirmed that the armed robbers made away with about P280 000.
It is alleged that on the night of the incident at around 3am, three men who were armed with a pistol, a bolt cutter and a pick, attacked the two security guards and, at gun point, bound their arms and legs with ropes.
They then, allegedly left them outside the building and proceeded to the office where they broke the padlock of the burglar door and twisted the door lock to gain entry into the office where the safe is kept.
The men are said to have blast the safe and later came out running from the office and got into a car and fled the scene.
The security guards managed to set themselves free but their screams for help were too faint to be heard by church members who were too distant and preoccupied with the sermon.
“I cannot quite confirm the total amount because it had not been counted. We are still pursuing investigations into the matter and we wish to implore anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects to come forth and inform us or the nearest police station,” Chilisa said.
The leader of the church, Cedrick Kobedi, could not be reached for comment at the time of going to press.