5 robbers killed as cops foil cash heist

2011-11-08 16:40

Johannesburg - Five robbers and a bystander were shot dead when police foiled a heist in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, Eastern Cape police said.

A group of 13 men, in three cars, opened fire on a security vehicle around 11:00, spokesperson Brigadier Marinda Mills said.

Police in the vicinity responded and a shootout ensued. Five robbers were killed, and two others wounded. The wounded men were taken to Livingstone Hospital under police guard.

Two gang members were arrested.

A bystander was killed in the crossfire, and another injured.

Four robbers escaped. Their car was later found abandoned.

- SAPA
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