Armed CIT robber killed after high speed chase, Burgersfort

South African Police Service

Armed CIT robber killed after high speed chase, Burgersfort
Armed CIT robber killed after high speed chase, Burgersfort. Photo: SAPS

The police in Burgersfort, assisted by the SAPS Airwing are searching for the remaining suspects after an armed robbery that took place at Twin city Complex in Burgersfort on 25 April 2018, at about 10:10.

The security officials from Fidelity company were about to deliver cash at a local bank and while walking towards the bank, four armed suspects accosted them. The suspects, armed with firearms, robbed the security officials from an undisclosed amount of cash that was carried in bags.

Another member from SBV Security Company who was in the vicinity noticed what was unfolding and reacted swiftly and notified the police. The suspects fled the scene, using an Amarok but the police gave chase until the vehicle crashed next to St Thomas College.

Some of the robbed money bags were dropped while the suspects were fleeing.

One of the suspects was fatally wounded and the remaining three fled on foot. The police are currently searching for them in the nearby mountains with the help of a helicopter. The police recovered two AK47 rifles, one pistol and one R5 rifle at the crash site.

The vehicle was reported hijacked in Praktiseer policing area. Anyone with information is requested to contact Colonel Elias Zwane on 013 231 0200 or Crime Stop on 0860010111.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service