Armed robbers hit second Joburg high school on same day

21 February 2019 - 15:48
By Naledi Shange
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Norkem Park High School in Kempton Park became the second Johannesburg school to be hit by a robbery on Thursday afternoon.

Spokesperson for the basic education department Elijah Mhlanga confirmed the incident via his Twitter page.

"Another robbery‚ this time at Norkem Park High; Black Audi (A3) HB96?F GP. 3x Armed men. Just now. Armed robbery at Norkem High. Cash taken‚" he tweeted.

Police could not immediately confirm the incident.

Mhlanga's alert came after police had said that shots were fired at Edenvale High School earlier in what was believed to have been a robbery.

"Two suspects were shot dead‚ one is injured and others have run away‚" police spokesperson Kay Makhubele said.