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.

  • Jan - 2011-11-08 16:44

    Good, if they shoot at the cops they are gonna get killed! Well done SAPD!

      Pieter - 2011-11-08 17:06

      This is not America..Here they call it SAPS.

      Leon - 2011-11-08 17:11

      great stuff SAP next time go for 13/13

      Leon - 2011-11-08 18:39

      pietertjie you must stop smoking that green stuff The SAP.SAPD OR SAPS is not going to give you a free stay out of jail card for the SAPS correction

      Razz - 2011-11-08 18:43

      Ag Pieter, jy kan moes sien Jan is Afrikaans sprekend. SUID AFRIKAANSE POLISIE DIENSTE... SAPD :-)

      lee.ferreira - 2011-11-08 18:46

      What you do not know is that the cops had a tip off and were waiting for them!

      seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-02-11 02:33

      @Pieter - your point being??? I think you are missing the point here, no need for your critisism!

  • tmaphiza - 2011-11-08 16:47

    good job well done u must finish all of them

      Shaun - 2011-11-09 08:48

      Agree 100%. Pity that an innocent bystander got killed though

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  • Theresa - 2011-11-08 16:49

    Job well done SAPS.Although it's a pity about the bystander..condolences to that family.

  • marazor - 2011-11-08 16:50

    Eish, pity about the bystander ... taking one for the country

      Sige - 2011-11-08 16:56

      Declare that bystander a hero

      Katlego - 2011-11-09 15:22

      WE should have a holiday called "bystander day" in memory of all does who died by the way side...

  • Bokfan - 2011-11-08 16:52

    Poor bystande. Its war in Mzansi and even the good and the innocent are dying young

      Shoosh - 2011-11-08 18:27

      We are not in MZANZI, this is still South Africa. What is this nonsense that is spoken using Mzanzi, it's even promoted on SABC1.

      Mpendulo - 2011-11-08 18:35

      LMAO Shoosh which country do you live in, learn one of the other official languages and you will understand Mzansi is...and its Mzansi not "Mzanzi"

      Omnivore - 2011-11-08 18:42

      Ag nee man Shoosh. Ignorance on full display. It just means "the south".

      Lyle - 2011-11-08 18:54

      Shoosh do you live in a box?

      richard.hipkin - 2011-11-08 19:46

      Shoosh? Have you finally comeout of your post apartheid bunker? Been to a Chicken Licken yet??

      Myth - 2011-11-08 20:09

      If we are changing the name of SA, may I put forward "Azzholia" for contention?

  • Kay - 2011-11-08 16:54

    RIP to the by stander though. Well done SAPD.

  • Angelo - 2011-11-08 17:01

    WELL DONE SAP that way the job will be done .

  • Ron Bach - 2011-11-08 17:03

    another cash in transit heist

      lee.ferreira - 2011-11-08 18:52

      Not so, something more precious, precious metals and the cargo was followed from the airport to where the incident took place,they were well informed but so were the police who were waiting for them, e tip off I presume?

  • David - 2011-11-08 17:07

    Not very good reporting. The guards and robbers were shooting at each other for 15 minutes before the police arrived. I believe the guards shot the robbers - noone is saying who shot the bystanders.

      Skinfaxi - 2011-11-08 17:36

      David they interviewed a woman on Radio Algoa who said that one of the would-be-robbers deliberately pointed a gun at her co-worker but she drove off. He then shot the person behind her. I’m not sure if that is crossfire.

      lee.ferreira - 2011-11-08 18:54

      Bull, check my comment, the cops were waiting for them, where you from? Rivier sonder end or somewhere?

      David - 2011-11-08 19:27

      Lee, you want me to tell you who the bystander was? Where were these people who you phoned when it happened?

      sonja.brooks - 2011-11-08 20:48

      You have it all wrong boet ! My husband as in the middle of this and it was not fun and games. The TASK FORCE according to them done a briljant job !!

  • Dave - 2011-11-08 17:08

    These cops are right and deserve our praise. But not the animal that hit the kid on a motor bike going through a red light and using the emergency lane to do so. He should be shot.

      Skinfaxi - 2011-11-08 17:44

      Shooting that guy is too good for him. He should be made to get on a bike while I'm in his X5.

  • Werner - 2011-11-08 17:11

    Not a bad strike rate. Can be improved. Well done police!

      Skinfaxi - 2011-11-09 16:28

      These guys were so considerate. They wore high visibility vests which made them perfect targets.

  • william - 2011-11-08 17:18

    This is what shoul happen ongoing, let these creeps KNOW what will happen if they try there luck in the future. VERY SORRY ABOUT THE BYSTANDERS!!!

  • Bossie - 2011-11-08 17:23

    My sympathy with the deceased and injured. SAPS, you rock. Keep it up. PE belongs to the people and not to the criminals. They are getting it hot from GC and else where, they think we are soft and easy targets. Not any-more!!!!

      lee.ferreira - 2011-11-08 18:56

      The cops in PE rock, zero tolerance, and the locals love it!

  • Janniel - 2011-11-08 17:29

    Right, so, now to sort out the real criminals.. The ANC.. Who's going to attend to that little task?

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  • raymond.kok3 - 2011-11-08 18:01

    its godg to see someone is awake in PE good for you guys give them hell

      lee.ferreira - 2011-11-08 19:10

      We are more awake in PE than you are whereever you may be! Ons slaap by die huis nie op die job nie!

  • Victor - 2011-11-08 18:01

    Wow, the greatest news for November I had. Well done to the police.

  • Kraken - 2011-11-08 18:11

    "A Bystander was killed in the crossfire" unfortunately means it was probably a cop. It would have been stated differently if the bullet had come from the gun of a robber.

      lee.ferreira - 2011-11-08 19:14

      A bystander normally means a member of the public, duh?

  • Skinfaxi - 2011-11-08 18:20

    Well done to the cops/guards but I have to ask….. Deal Party can be closed off by shutting down two roads? How did anyone escape?

      lee.ferreira - 2011-11-08 19:15

      Do you know PE?

      David - 2011-11-08 19:41

      Burman Rd runs into a dead-end. It was pointless closing the rd - railway tracks run close by. People stuck behind the police cordon merely rode along the rail service track to get out (until one plonker got stuck, that is)

      Skinfaxi - 2011-11-09 01:27

      Ok Lee how many roads take you out of Deal Party? Burman rd, Grahamstown road and........ Bear in mind that the cops should have been arriving via those routes..

  • tshepokealogile - 2011-11-08 18:25

    I am worried that the public is not advised on what to do during such crossfire situation. My advice is to drop to the ground immediately rather than to flee frm the situation.

  • Thozi - 2011-11-08 18:36

    My sincere empathy to the bystander's family and loved ones. Good riddance to the robbers. Hearty congratulations to the members of the SAPS and Security. Next time, let's have 13/13: no arrests, no hostages.

  • Marius - 2011-11-08 18:47

    Kill them. Kill them all.

      richard.hipkin - 2011-11-08 19:49

      Sparticus? :)

  • Dewdawn - 2011-11-08 18:51

    Is this the legacy the ANC government is bequeathing it's supporters? People having to resort to crime because they have failed to deliver the mythical better life for all. So who will tell the mothers that their children are dead and what happens the day a policeman shoot dead his flesh and blood? Who will explain it to the children, mothers and grandmothers? Can all this be changed by taking from those that have and distributing the largess to those that do not have? What will happen when the haves have nothing left to give and are also standing in line for a handout? Let the ministers travel using SAA and spend the money earmarked for ministerial jets on the poor.

  • Louis - 2011-11-08 19:02

    How bad for the SAPS. Only 50% strike rate. it seems to me they cannot shoot, or not properly trained , or were hiding when the bullets were flying or their mates got away. Please kill the bastards, you have left the barins behind and next week they regroup.

  • Ronel - 2011-11-08 19:14

    well done SAPS - ..condolences to the family of the bystander- trust that SAPS/gov will show support to the family.

  • hsnam - 2011-11-08 21:12

    A dead robber is a good robber

  • Christopher - 2011-11-14 05:11

    Good 2 see! About time.

  • Khanyisan - 2011-11-14 06:02

    this is painful,on the otherside they putting our guards in danger when transporting cash

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