Police foils cash-in-transit heist in Dobsonville, two robbers shot dead, R5 and three AK47s recovered

The South African Police Service (SAPS) remains resolute in addressing serious and violent crimes. It for this reason that the National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Fannie Masemola has applauded the team involved in foiling a cash-in-transit (CIT) robbery earlier this evening in Dobsonville, Soweto.

A preliminary report suggests police were following up on information at about 17:30 on Saturday, 3 February, on a planned CIT robbery and proceeded to an active scene in Dobsonville where suspects were intercepted before they could execute their plan to bomb a CIT cash van.

Upon arrival, SAPS members were met by gunfire from suspects, and members returned fire. Two suspects were fatally wounded. Police recovered an R5 rifle, three AK47s and three vehicles that were used in the commission of the crime.

General Masemola says police will continue to deal decisively against serious and violent crime.”Our intelligence operators are on the ground, our teams are on high alert. We cannot rule with criminals, it’s either them or us, our focus is to ensure the safety and security of law abiding citizens. We will continue to sharpen our focus and clamp down on serious and violent crime with a view to apprehend and ensure successful conviction of those behind CIT crimes in the country”, said General Masemola.

Police have since launched a manhunt for the remaining suspects who fled the scene on foot. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Dobsonville Police Station.

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