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News: Two wanted cash-in-transit robbers fatally wounded in shootout with police

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN - Two suspects who were on the list of most wanted suspects in connection with inter-provincial cash-in-transit robberies, house robberies and farm attacks were shot and killed in a shootout with police in Verulam on Saturday, 18 February 2024.

Various police disciplines including the Tactical Response Team (TRT), members of the Hawks as well as private security officers operationalised intelligence and intercepted the suspects' vehicle on the Jabu Ngcobo Drive, and upon noticing the presence of the police, the suspects started firing shots at the men of law. Police retaliated and a shootout ensued.

After the shootout, two suspects were found to have sustained fatal gunshot wounds. One suspect narrowly evaded arrest and fled from the scene in possession of a rifle. A manhunt in search for him is already underway.

The two deceased suspects were among the 15 suspects who attempted to kill TRT members during a foiled cash in transit robbery in Nkandla in August 2019. The very same suspects were later arrested but absconded from court after they were released on bail.

A firearm was found in the possession of the deceased suspects.


Colonel Robert Netshiunda
082 569 7629

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