Two suspects are expected to appear in Mokopane Magistrate’s Court today (Monday) on a charge of armed robbery after being arrested during an alleged attempted cash-in-transit robbery in town on Saturday.
Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said Police received information from community members about a group of armed men reportedly planning to rob a cash-in-transit vehicle. “Police reacted swiftly and traced a Ford Ranger bakkie but when the members in blue approached the occupants opened fire. Two suspects were killed and one seriously injured during the shoot-out,” Ngoepe said, adding that Police managed to arrest two suspects.
He said all suspects are aged between 26 and 44 and were positively identified. The injured suspect will appear in court as soon as he has recovered.
“During the incident we recovered a R5 assault rifle, two 9 mm pistols as well as the Ford Ranger-bakkie reported to have been hijacked in Westenburg recently. The origin of the firearms is still being determined as investigations continue,” Ngoepe said.
Story: RC Myburgh