Robbers nabbed in failed heist

Johannesburg police arrested five suspected robbers after a shootout in City Deep yesterday when they allegedly tried to steal a container with cigarettes worth R4 million, a spokesperson said.

Johannesburg police arrested five suspected robbers after a shootout in City Deep yesterday when they allegedly tried to steal a container with cigarettes worth R4 million, a spokesperson said.

Captain Cheryl Engelbrecht said 10 robbers entered the Transnet container depot at 6am and tied up four security guards.

The gang tried to flee with a truck containing cigarettes and two bakkies.

"When they came out of the premises they were confronted by the police. A shootout ensued and five were arrested." - Sapa

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