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SAPS Thwarts Cash-In-Transit Heist in Dobsonville: Two Suspects Shot Dead and Weapons Seized

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Dobsonville, Soweto — The relentless efforts of the South African Police Service (SAPS) paid off spectacularly on Saturday, as police foiled what could have been a violent cash-in-transit (CIT) heist in Dobsonville, Soweto. General Fannie Masemola, National Commissioner of the SAPS, has commended the bravery and quick action of the team involved.

Acting on intelligence about a planned CIT heist, SAPS operatives converged on the scene at approximately 17:30 on Saturday. They disrupted the would-be robbers before they could detonate explosives on a cash van. The operation, however, turned into a shootout as the responding officers were met with heavy gunfire from the suspects.

In the ensuing exchange of fire, two of the robbers were shot dead. Members of the SAPS managed to recover an R5 rifle, three AK47 assault rifles, and three vehicles believed to be involved in the attempted robbery. These significant recoveries underscore the firepower that these criminals were wielding and the potential for damage and loss of life.

General Masemola issued a statement underscoring the SAPS’s commitment to battling serious and violent crime head-on. “Our intelligence operators are on the ground; our teams are on high alert. We cannot rule with criminals, it’s either them or us,” he declared, emphasizing the intent to prioritize the safety of citizens and ensuring that perpetrators of CIT crimes face justice.

After the incident, a manhunt has been initiated for the remaining suspects who fled the scene on foot. The police are determined to track down all individuals involved and are calling on anyone with information to contact the Dobsonville Police Station.

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