Six robbery suspects have been gunned down in a shoot-out during a cash-in-transit heist that took place in Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg.
Further details of the incident are still in bits, but police have pointed out that more suspects have been taken into custody. Gauteng Police commissioner, Elias Mawela, was expected to convene a media conference yesterday evening.
Eight robbers shot and killed and eight arrested during cash-in-transit heist in Rossettenville, Gauteng. JHB: Some of the gang members are from Zimbabwe, KZN and one from Botswana. 7 AK’s seized. Also, five hijacked/stolen vehicles confiscated.#PutSouthAfricaFirst
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— Vehicle Trackers (@VehicleTrackerz) February 21, 2022
A man was also reported to have been shot and killed in an office in Springfield Park in Durban. ALS paramedics rushed to the scene in response to the shooting, accompanied by the police. ALS Paramedics Medical Services spokesperson, Rowan Scandroglio, says the man was declared dead on the scene.
“ALS paramedics together with SAPS responded to a shooting incident that had occurred on Elctron road in the Springfield area. On arrival, paramedics were escorted to an office by police where they found a male believed to be in his forties had sustained gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, there was nothing more paramedics could do for him. SAPS will be investigating further,” explained Rowan.
A security officer also lost his life in a shooting at Umlazi, south of Durban, while another fellow security officer sustained some major injuries. Emer-G-Med spokesperson, Kyle van Reenen, confirmed the incident.