Injured robbery suspect nabbed in hospital

2017-10-19 19:15
Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court. (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court. (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Cape Town – A suspect in the armed robbery of a cash-in-transit vehicle outside Cape Town last week has been traced to a hospital where he was being treated for a gunshot wound.

Thulani Mili, 29, appeared in absentia in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court following his arrest on Saturday.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said the Hawks' national bureau for illegal firearms control and priority violent crime unit followed leads following last Friday's heist at a Total garage in Lentegeur.

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"At around 12:00, a G4S cash truck arrived at the garage in Highlands Drive to collect money. About four suspects allegedly confronted and threatened the guards with firearms before robbing them of an undisclosed amount of cash and one firearm," Ramovha said.

"One guard was shot and wounded during the skirmish and so was one suspect when the guards returned fire before the suspects fled the scene using a waiting get-away vehicle, which was reported stolen in the Brackenfell area in September."

A manhunt was launched and Mili was traced to a local hospital where he had been admitted.

Ramovha confirmed that the suspect was expected in court on October 23.

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