Four CIT Robbers Killed During Shootout With Johannesburg Police

The incident, which resulted in four men succumbing to their gunshot wounds, followed on from a CIT robbery in Edison Street, Langlaagte Industrial on Friday morning just after 7:00.

Four CIT Robbers Killed During Shootout With Johannesburg Police-SurgeZirc SA
Scene Of Incident/Photo File: TimesLive

Four CIT robbers were killed during a shootout with police in Katlegong, Johannesburg on Friday morning 22 January. According to Colonel Brenda Muridili, only one suspect was arrested and survived the fatal confrontation.

The incident, which resulted in four men succumbing to their gunshot wounds, followed on from a CIT robbery in Edison Street, Langlaagte Industrial on Friday morning just after 7:00.READ MORE:  Swiss Officials Outraged As Johann Rupert Jumps Queue For Covid-19 Vaccine

In a separate incident, the tables were turned. Two members of Rustenburg police’s flying squad were recovering from gunshot wounds to the arms and hands after they were shot at by four armed robbers on Monday 4 January 2021. Read the full story here.

Upon searching the premises in Katlegong, the team recovered two police radios, an unlicensed firearm and two vehicles — one had been hijacked in Katlegong last month and the other was hijacked in Sandton two weeks back.

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation will be investigating this case. The arrested suspect and alleged CIT robber is due to appear in court soon facing charges of murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, possession of stolen vehicles, possession of prohibited firearm and ammunition.

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Police are appealing to anyone with information on the whereabouts of the remaining suspects to kindly call the Crime Stop number ‪at 08600 10111‬ or to send tip-offs on My SAPS App.

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