Failed cash-in-transit heist leaves suspect fatally injured

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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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