HomeNewsCrimeOne Alleged Rolex Gang Killed, Two Injured In Sandton Attempted Robbery Shootout

One Alleged Rolex Gang Killed, Two Injured In Sandton Attempted Robbery Shootout

Authorities have urged motorists to use alternate routes until the scene has been cleared. The Gauteng Provincial Joint Operations Centre (JOC), a Gauteng Police Board initiative, is coordinating efforts to apprehend the suspect who managed to escape.

On Sunday (17 March) morning, an alleged Rolex gang attempted to rob a victim in Sandton, Johannesburg. However, their plans were thwarted when the victim’s bodyguards witnessed the incident and opened fire, leading to a shootout on Rivonia Road.

The incident occurred near the US Consulate offices and opposite Sandton City, where the victim and bodyguards were driving together. As the victim was about to enter a nearby hotel, the gang struck, but the bodyguards quickly responded, engaging in a fierce exchange of gunfire.

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As a result of the shootout, one suspect was killed, and two others sustained injuries. Law enforcement quickly arrived at the scene, and Sandton Drive was closed from Rivonia Road towards Alice Lane due to the earlier crime incident.

Authorities have urged motorists to use alternate routes until the scene has been cleared. The Gauteng Provincial Joint Operations Centre (JOC), a Gauteng Police Board initiative, is coordinating efforts to apprehend the suspect who managed to escape.

The suspects were driving a grey Suzuki with no registration number, adding to the challenge of identifying and locating the remaining perpetrator.

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This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of personal security and the need for heightened vigilance, especially in areas prone to criminal activities. The swift response from the victim’s bodyguards highlights the role of professional security personnel in preventing and mitigating potential threats.

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Law enforcement agencies continue to investigate the incident and are working diligently to ensure the safety and security of residents and visitors in the area.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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