Two suspected cash in transit (CIT) robbers were shot and killed after police foiled yet another cash-in-transit heist in Gauteng. This after a multidisciplinary team was following up on intelligence driven information when they intercepted a group of armed suspects along John Voster road in Centurion in Pretoria.
During the interception, two robbers were fatally wounded during a shoot out with police. Three AK47 automatic rifles were recovered.
#sapsHQ [READ] Another #CIT heist foiled, 13 drug dealers arrested, two #kidnapping victims rescued in Gauteng as police intensity #Easter weekend operations. NPhttps://t.co/fdpDk36vuW pic.twitter.com/fL0zYEOFTD
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Police spokesperson Athlenda Mathe explains:
“Heightened visibility is being realised through conducting roadblocks, patrols, search-and-seizure operations, disruptive operations and strategically deploying resources in all provinces. By implementing a multidisciplinary approach,the SAPS’ goal is to ensure that all in South Africa can enjoy their well-deserved Easter break in a safe and secure environment. As the SAPS has noted over previous holiday seasons, criminals seek to prey on people while they are relaxed and have dropped their guard. Whilst communities enjoy themselves, they should still be aware of their surroundings and take steps to secure their loved ones and property.We continue to urge our communities to continue to exercise discipline and restraint. We call on all people to continue to conduct themselves in an orderly manner, to abide by the rules of the road and not to drink and drive While Communities are urged to remain extra vigilant, they are also encouraged to continue to report criminality to the crime stop number on 0860010111.”
Meanwhile, six suspected drug dealers were arrested by the National Intervention Unit (NIU) responsible for investigating gang related activities in Eldorado Park and surrounding communities. This brings the total number of drug dealers arrested in Eldorado Park to 13.
The team visited several identified addresses where drugs such as crystal meth, tik, dagga, mandrax and money were seized.
In Sebokeng where nine CIT robbers were fatally wounded during a shootout with police earlier this week, the National Anti Kidnapping Task Team rescued two teenage boys after they were kidnapped in the south of Johannesburg. Three suspects have since been arrested.
Minister Cele visits scene where cash-in transit robbers were shot dead in Sebokeng: