5 robbers killed as cops foil cash heist
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.