PICS: Eight suspects arrested after police foil cash-in-transit heist

2019-06-07 21:27
Police foiled a cash in transit heist in Evaton, Vaal, and arrested eight suspects.

Police foiled a cash in transit heist in Evaton, Vaal, and arrested eight suspects. (Supplied)

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One person was killed during a shootout on Friday after police foiled an attempted cash-in-transit heist at Evaton Mall in Johannesburg.

A multidisciplinary team arrested eight suspected robbers after it spotted five vehicles with false number plates in the area, national police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili said.

"A chase ensued between the suspects and the multidisciplinary team, which led to a shootout. As a result, eight suspects were arrested, and one male suspect died after one of the vehicles caught fire after crashing into a house in Sebokeng. Two suspects were taken to hospital under police guard," she added.

Two R5 rifles and three magazines were recovered, as well as five vehicles.

National police commissioner General Khehla John Sitole lauded the officers for the arrests.

"I am pleased that members continue to thwart these heinous crimes and to bring perpetrators to book. We are indeed making great strides in stabilising heist-related crimes."

Police are still searching for five other suspects.

Anyone with information about the suspects’ whereabouts can call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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Two R5 rifles and three magazines were recovered. (Supplied)

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A vehicle crashed into a house before it burst into flames. (Supplied)

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