Cape Town – A police officer was among the six suspects arrested in connection with a cash-in-transit robbery in Katlehong, Gauteng on Friday.
Reports indicated that the arrested officer was a detective at Katlehong North police station.
According to SA Crime, the suspects robbed a Fidelity cash truck and two people were shot during the robbery.
The suspects were arrested at their place of residence in Palmridge where police found two murder dockets, police reflector jackets, and a rifle magazine at the officer’s place of residence in Albertsdal.
“Police managed to also recover three vehicles – a BMW affixed with false registrations, 2 Mercedes Benz vehicles hijacked in Edenpark and Meadowlands” the report said.
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According to police spokesperson Brigadier Athlenda Mathe, the suspects ordered the guards out of the vehicle and made them lie on the ground before they bombed the cash van, reported News24.
“During the cash–in–transit robbery, the suspects fired shots at bystanders. A 35-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound, and a 46-year-old woman was also shot,” said Mathe.
The suspects then fled the scene with four getaway vehicles, three BMWs and a Toyota Quantum, the report said.
Police found the grey BMW which had been used to ram the cash van at the scene.
Preliminary investigations led the police team to a house in Asparagus Street in Palm Ridge where the suspects were hiding, and arrested them.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe