Wounded cash in transit robber found a day after shootout

South African Police Service

Wounded cash in transit robber found a day after shootout
Wounded cash in transit robber found a day after shootout

The South African Police Service in this Province would like thank members of the community in and around this area who responded to our plea that anyone who see a person with gunshot wounds to contact the Police immediately.

On 26 March 2018, while pursuing these suspects, the Provincial Tracking Team received information from members of the community that a badly injured unknown person is lying in the bushes near Ga-Phaahla village and they reacted swiftly.

On arrival, a middle aged unknown man was found in the river badly injured with gunshot wounds and he was unable to talk as the firearm projectile was still lodged in his mouth. He was immediately taken to the hospital for medical treatment where he is under Police guard.

The Police preliminary investigations have also revealed that the getaway vehicle, an Audi A4 that was recovered, was reported stolen in the Garsfontein area. The same car is also connected to the cash in transit robbery that occurred at the Bloemfontein Airport in the Free State Province during January 2018.

A dedicated police Task Team is still on a massive manhunt for the remaining group of armed suspects following a shootout between the Security officers and these suspects during an attempted cash in transit robbery at Diphagane village in the Jane Furse Policing area near Lebowakgomo outside Polokwane.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service