CIT robbery foiled, policeman injured in shootout, KZN

South African Police Service

CIT robbery foiled, policeman injured in shootout, KZN
CIT robbery foiled, policeman injured in shootout, KZN

The stabilisation interventions implemented on 4 June 2018 by the Minister of Police, Minister Bheki Cele and the National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole has again proven to be successful.

During early hours of the morning of 1 August 2018, a CIT vehicle was attacked while travelling on the R34 between Nkwalini and Empangeni near Mfuli game reserve.

However, the SAPS Special Task Force (STF) and the National Intervention Unit (NIU) were mobilised proactively after intelligence was received that the same security vehicle was going to be attacked.

While on the R34 the CIT vehicle came across logs on the road and as the CIT vehicle slowed down, suspects opened fire on them. Members of the STF and the NIU returned fire forcing the suspects to flee in a bakkie.

A Toyota Hilux bakkie was later found abandoned at Mtunzini.

One member of the SAPS was injured during the shooting. No money was taken and no arrests have yet been made.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service