One CIT suspect killed during shootout with SAPS outside Lebowakgomo

The Task Team on the prevention of Trio Crimes, continue to send a clear message that this province will not be used as a playground for armed robbers. This follows the arrests of seven suspects involved in a cash-in-transit heist. Photos: Lim SAPS

LIMPOPO -This follows a quick response by  task team members and the local police after 10 armed suspects robbed a cash-in transit vehicle of an undisclosed amount of money on Tuesday afternoon.

“According to information, the four of these suspects were immediately arrested after police cornered the ten suspects who had just committed the robbery. The other suspects fled in the direction of GaMasemola, the police gave chase where a shootout ensued at Apel Cross. One suspect was fatally wounded during the shootout and three more were arrested. The last three suspects managed to flee the scene,” reported Captain Mamphaswa Seabi.

Four vehicles, three firearms and money were recovered on the scene, confirmed Seabi.

The police appeal to anyone with information that can help with this police investigation to contact their nearest police station, or the 24-hour toll free number at 0860010111.

The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba commended all members who were involved in the operation for their quick response in apprehending the suspects.

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