The City of Ekurhuleni strongly condemns the attack and robbery of two security guards at the Germiston depot on Sunday. The incident occurred at 07H45.

The guards were on duty when a group of seven armed men accosted them and demanded cash. They robbed them of their cellphones and cash before tying one guard up and forcing the other to take them to the offices in search for more cash with no luck.

The alleged criminals then left the facility with the security guards’ cellphones, cash and two stolen tyres. No injuries were reported.

“The city condemns this action in the strongest possible terms and call on the law enforcement agencies to speedily investigate the matter and bring perpetrators to book. We further appeal to members of the public who may have information about this matter to share such information with the authorities so that appropriate action can be taken,” says metro spokesman Zweli Dlamini.

The EMPD, which is in charge of the security services in the city, is already looking at beefing up security measures at most of the municipal facilities to prevent such incidents.

The matter was reported to both the SAPS and the EMPD Loss Control Unit for investigation. Certain leads are being pursued in this regard.