Monique van Wyk
1 minute read
22 Mar 2018
9:34 am

Three security officers injured in East Rand shootout

Monique van Wyk

Four suspects were arrested, but not before causing significant damage.

This Fidelity cash van was robbed and three Fidelity security officers sustained gunshots.

A high-speed chase and shootout occurred at Heidelberg Road in the east of Johannesburg early Saturday afternoon, after a Fidelity cash van was bombed and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash, Alberton Record reports.

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Three Fidelity security officers were hospitalised after being shot.

The Johannesburg Flying Squad responded to a complaint of “cash-in-transit heist” taking place at Heidelberg Road at about 1.40pm on March 17. Police from the Johannesburg East cluster chased after the suspects who occupied a white Golf 7 GTI and a white Audi A5.

WEAPONS RECOVERED: In total, four AK47 rifles, an R5 rifle and a Smith and Weston pistol, all with plenty of magazines and ammunition, were confiscated.

WEAPONS RECOVERED: In total, four AK47 rifles, an R5 rifle and a Smith and Weston pistol, all with plenty of magazines and ammunition, were confiscated.

Consequently, a shootout between the parties occurred.

The Golf was recovered soon after at Golden Walk Mall, Germiston, as well as three rifles (two AK47s and an R5 rifle).

The Audi was recovered in Alberton, as well as two more AK47 rifles and a Smith and Weston pistol. All weapons were accompanied by more than enough ammunition and magazines.

Both vehicles were later reported as hijacked – the Golf was from Bronkhorstspruit and the Audi from Lyttleton.

Four suspects were arrested by the PHO Trio Task Team and the Johannesburg K9 Police Unit, but not before causing significant damage.

Three Fidelity officers were rushed to the Union hospital after sustaining shots during the turmoil.

Police are continuing with the investigation.

*Information and photos were provided by Alberton SAPS station commander Colonel Phuti Sekoma.

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