One suspect has been shot and killed following a foiled Cash-In-Transit Heist in Boschfontein, Mpumalanga. The incident which happened on Thursday morning 27 June 2019, near the Nkomazi Magistrate’s Court, led to a shootout between Security Officers and the alleged robbers.
During the shootout, one suspect was fatally wounded and a second suspect was also allegedly wounded. The wounded suspect and eight of his accomplices managed though to flee the scene in several vehicles.
At the time when the suspects were fleeing the scene, one of their vehicles collided with a tree, police later discovered that it had been fitted with false registration number plates. An investigation is underway and police are tracking down the suspects who fled the scene.
Police have also notified the health department to be on the lookout for a suspect with a gunshot wound who could seek medical help. Members of the public are further forewarned that harbouring criminals is a criminal offense hence if found hiding or assisting these suspects in any way, they too would be guilty of a crime.
The National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Khehla Sitole has hailed the bravery of the security officials who when faced by dangerous armed criminals were not deterred from their duties. Furthermore, General Sitole has instructed the implementation of the 72 hour activation plan of mobilising resources and various law enforcement agencies to hunt down the criminals.
Members of the public are again reminded to call the SAPS hotline on 0860010111 to report any information to authorities. The public is reminded that information and their identity will be treated with the strictest confidence. Callers may also remain anonymous.
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