Failed cash-in-transit heist leaves suspect fatally injured
An attempted cash-in-transit heist that took place on the intersection of Kent Avenue and Grove Street in Randburg‚ Johannesburg‚ left a suspect fatally wounded.
Emergency service staff and law enforcement officers responded to the scene at around 10am on Tuesday.
Police spokesperson captain Mavela Masondo said there was a shootout between security officers and the suspects.
“Security came to fetch money from one of the outlets in the area when they were approached by a number of suspects. This led to a shootout. The other suspects managed to escape while one was shot and fatally wounded‚” said Masondo.
It appears that while fleeing‚ the suspects then tried to hijack a car after they abandoned the ones they came with at the scene.
“We have since recovered the car and a firearm which was used to commit the crime‚” he said.
The driver of the hijacked vehicle was not injured.
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WARNING: NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS A shootout took place on the corner of Republic and Oak roads in Johannesburg on Tuesday March 6 2018. One suspect was shot dead and another arrested. Subscribe to TimesLIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive