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Alleged CIT robbers fatally shot following shootout with the police and private security officers in Witbank

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Gauteng


GAUTENG - Police from different units and private security officers fatally shot five alleged cash-in-transit robbers following a shootout in Mpumalanga, Tasbet Park suburb in Witbank before midday, 3 April 2024.

The team received information that the suspects were driving to Mpumalanga. The team received information about an attempted CIT that had just occurred in Witbank. They followed the suspects to a safe house at Tasbet Park. While approaching the house, the suspects who were already dispersing, driving in a Toyota Quantum, saw the police and started shooting. The police and private security officers retaliated and five suspects were declared dead in the scene, eight others were arrested while about nine managed to flee the scene.

The team recovered five rifles (3x AK 47, 1x AR 15, 1x R5), two pistols and four vehicles (three hijacked as per cases from Jeppe - Mazda CX5, Yeoville - Audi Q5 and Rabie Ridge - Haval and another Mazda CX5 with a tampered engine number).

The suspects will be charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of prohibited & unlicensed firearms and ammunition as well as with CIT related offences.   


Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo
071 608 5490


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