Cash in transit robber shot dead in high speed chase, Florida

South African Police Service

Cash in transit robber shot dead in high speed chase, Florida
Cash in transit robber shot dead in high speed chase, Florida

A suspected robber was shot dead and firearms recovered following a cash in transit robbery in Florida, west of Johannesburg on the afternoon of 7 September 2018.

Shortly after midday today a security guard was collecting money at a service station in Florida when he was confronted by two armed men and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash as well as his firearm.

Suspects shot a tyre of the CIT vehicle before fleeing. At least four suspects are reported to have fled from the scene in a light delivery vehicle. The suspects’ vehicle was immediately circulated.

A short while later the suspects’ getaway vehicle was spotted in Dobsonville by Metro Police which resulted in a high speed chase and a shootout. A local SAPS vehicle which was also patrolling the area assisted the Metro police officers.

One suspect was shot and killed. An AK47 rifle and three pistols were recovered. The other three suspects escaped, but investigations to track them are underway.

“The swift action of police is now the business of the day, we can’t co-govern with criminals. Nothing will distract or divert our attention from creating a safe and secure environment”, said the Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cele.

“I want to commend the good work done by our men and women in blue in ensuring all inhabitants of South Africa are safe and feel safe,” Minister Cele concluded.

The National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole praised both the SAPS and the Metro Police Officers for their vigilance and bravery.

“The positive response by our police officers nationally to these violent crimes since the implementation of the National Interventions must be applauded,” said General Sitole.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service