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Two suspected cash-in-transit robbers fatally wounded in a shootout with police

Two suspected cash-in-transit robbers were shot and fatally wounded when they started a gunfight with police in Phoenix in the early hours of today, Tuesday, 4 June 2024.

Police’s multidisciplinary team involving officers from the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (DPCI), commonly known as the Hawks, Provincial Tracking and Tracing Team, Tactical Response Team (TRT) and K9 Unit were searching for the suspects who had committed a cash in transit robbery in Kranskop on Monday afternoon.

After an extensive search throughout the night, the suspects were spotted at Bhamshela in Tongaat early this morning and having defied police’s instruction to stop, a high speed chase continued.

The suspects’ vehicle then crashed against a lamp pole along the Phoenix Highway and the suspects got out of the vehicle and started shooting at the police. A shootout ensued and two suspects were fatally shot, one next to the vehicle whereas the other was shot inside a residence where he had run into as he continued shooting at the police. Three rifles and a pistol, several rounds of ammunition as well as an undisclosed amount of money were found in possession of the suspects.

One suspect was later arrested after he was located at a block of flats with gunshot wounds. The search for the other suspects is underway with police following blood stains into the bushes. Though no police officer was injured, a police vehicle was sprayed with bullets from the suspects.

Nearby hospitals and medical centres have been informed about the shootout and that they should report any patient with suspected gunshot wounds to the police. Anyone who might have information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects who escaped is urged to contact the nearest police station or call the crime stop number 08600 10111.

SAPS Newsroom

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