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Pics| Police Successfully Thwart Cash-In-Transit Robbery, Fatally Shooting Five Suspects

In a display of bravery and swift action, the police and private security officers retaliated, resulting in the fatal shooting of five alleged robbers. Eight others were apprehended at the scene, while nine managed to escape.

A team of police from different units and private security officers successfully thwarted a cash-in-transit robbery in Mpumalanga, Tasbet Park suburb in Witbank on April 3, 2024. Acting on a tip-off, the team received information that the suspects were heading towards Mpumalanga after an attempted robbery in Witbank.

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Pics| Police Successfully Thwart Cash-In-Transit Robbery, Fatally Shooting Five Suspects

As the team closed in on the suspects’ safe house in Tasbet Park, the robbers, who were already dispersing in a Toyota Quantum, spotted the approaching law enforcement and opened fire.

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In a display of bravery and swift action, the police and private security officers retaliated, resulting in the fatal shooting of five alleged robbers. Eight others were apprehended at the scene, while nine managed to escape.

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Pics| Police Successfully Thwart Cash-In-Transit Robbery, Fatally Shooting Five Suspects

During the operation, the team seized a significant amount of evidence. They recovered five rifles, including three AK 47s, one AR 15, and one R5. Additionally, two pistols and four vehicles were confiscated. The vehicles, a Mazda CX5, an Audi Q5, a Haval, and another Mazda CX5 with a tampered engine number, were reported stolen from Jeppe, Yeoville, and Rabie Ridge.

Pics| Police Successfully Thwart Cash-In-Transit Robbery, Fatally Shooting Five Suspects-SurgeZirc SA
Pics| Police Successfully Thwart Cash-In-Transit Robbery, Fatally Shooting Five Suspects

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The suspects who were captured will face charges of murder, attempted murder, and possession of prohibited firearms. This successful operation serves as a reminder of the dedication and bravery exhibited by our law enforcement agencies and private security officers in ensuring the safety and security of our communities.

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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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