Tebogo Msimanga |
An alleged cash in transit robber has been arrested following an attempted robbery at Dobsonville on Monday morning.
Colonel Brenda Muridili said a security cash van was allegedly shot at by unknown suspects. “The security officers retaliated. A police vehicle in the vicinity sustained bullet holes but no member was injured while a community member, a woman in her mid-twenties sustained a gunshot wound on her hand during the crossfire.”
Muridili added that the woman was taken to hospital for medical attention and no money was taken.
The police arrested one suspect and recovered six rifles and ammunition. He will be appearing in court soon.
In a separate incident, later in the day at about 11:00, the police responded to a CIT robbery that occurred in Westonaria. A security officer had just collected cash from a store when he was shot at by an unknown suspect who grabbed the money back from the security officer and fled the scene on foot.
Muridili said the police recovered a handgun with ammunition and a vehicle with a rifle with ammunition inside, a few meters away from the scene of crime.
“We are appealing to anyone with information on the whereabouts of the other suspects to call Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or to send tip-offs via MySAPS App.” concluded Muridili.