The Acting National Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Franscinah Vuma has directed the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe to implement a 72-hour activation plan following an attack on the Malamulele police station.
It is understood a group of armed criminals stormed the Malamulele police station on Sunday night and held up members at gunpoint in the Community Service Centre (CSC).
Police say the suspects robbed a local food outlet and filling station after the attack on the police station.
Spokesperson Athlenda Mathe says a multidisciplinary team are searching for the suspects.
“Some members were forced into the back of a police van while one member was ordered to unlock the safe where the suspects took R5 rifles, 9mm pistols, shotguns and an undisclosed number of ammunition.
Mathe says services at the police station were temporarily affected during the armed robbery, but is now fully functional and accessible to the public.