Police gun down 9 suspects in foiled Sebokeng CIT robbery

The number of cash-in-transit (CIT) suspects killed during a shootout with Gauteng police in Sebokeng has risen to nine, while three others are recieving medical treatment under police guard in hospital

Members of the SAPS Tactical Response Team (TRT) were following up on crime intelligence driven information relating to suspects who were on their way to commit a CIT robbery yesterday morning.

The suspects were traced to an identified address in Sebokeng, where a shoot-out ensued between the armed suspects and police. A total of eight suspects were certified dead at the scene while the ninth suspect died in hospital. Three others were transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Six rifles, six commercial explosives that were already assembled and ready to be detonated as well as four vehicles have been seized. Members of the Explosives Unit have rendered the recovered explosives safe in the interest of the community.The Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele says he is confident that police are making serious inroads in the fight against serious and violent crime.

“If they come hard on us, we came harder on them, it’s them and us on behalf of the community. We can’t co-govern, we can’t rule with criminals. We are asserting the authority of the state on behalf of our communities”, said General Bheki Cele.

Police are on high alert across the country ahead of the busy Easter weekend. Law abiding citizens are urged to be extra vigilant and continue to report wrong doing and criminality to the crime stop number on 086 001 0111.

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