Seven folks had been left injured and a suspect died throughout a brutal cash-in-transit (CIT) heist in Rustenburg, North West.
This CIT theft was carried out on Thursday 8 October.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Brenda Muridili stated after the “botched” CIT theft, 5 members from Rustenburg Flying Squad and K9 Unit along with two Constancy safety guards had been rushed to the hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds.
Muridili defined that the law enforcement officials adopted up on a tip a couple of CIT theft that was to happen in Rustenburg, Geelhoutpark.
“The police had been on excessive alert whereas patrolling the realm. As they had been driving alongside the Watsonia Highway, they got here throughout the energetic scene of a CIT theft.”
“The suspects fired photographs in direction of the police automobiles and the members retaliated,” stated Muridili.
The suspects acquired into their getaway automobiles and fled the scene however the officers chased them until they acquired to Tlhabane Buying Centre the place one other shootout ensued.
In the course of the shootout, 5 members sustaining gunshot wounds, whereas one suspect was fatally wounded.
“On the scene of the theft, two safety guards had been additionally injured throughout the shootout. All of the injured have been taken to hospital for medical consideration,” stated Muridili.
A 72-Hour Activation Plan has been launched by the North West province to analyze and hint the perpetrators that managed to flee the scene of the Rustenburg CIT theft.
The Nationwide Commissioner of the South African Police Service Normal Khehla John Sitole counseled the bravery of the members in addition to the injured safety guards.
He wished them a speedy restoration.
Muridili referred to as on anybody with info that may result in the arrest of the suspects to name Crime Cease quantity 08600 10111 or to ship tip-offs on MySAPS App.