This morning, just after 08:00, there was a cash in transit robbery on the Jake’s Gerwel Drive before the Phillipi turn-off. A CIT vehicle was attacked by unknown suspects using explosives. The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The Police’s National Intervention Unit responded swiftly to the crime scene resulting in a shootout between the robbers and the police; no injuries have been reported.
The suspects fled the scene in four vehicles and left a suspected stolen grey BMW at the scene.
The Acting National Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sindile Mfazi has commended the NIU’s swift reaction, that prevented the robbers from taking bags of money. They reportedly only fled the scene with cash that was scattered at the scene. “We have declared that the High Density Stabilisation operations, launched earlier this month, will utilise medium to high risk operatives hence the quick response by the NIU. We will continue to hunt down the perpetrators that continue to threaten the authority of the state”, declared Lt Gen Mfazi.