- A clip of armed robbers successfully robbing cash in transit vehicle has been shared online
- According to the poster, the suspects were later on apprehended by Khayelitsha officers
- South Africans have commended the police officers for successfully grabbing the dangerous criminals
A clip of a group of armed thugs successfully walking away with bags of cash after robbing a Cash In Transit vehicle has been shared online by a local journalist, Athi Mtongana with the Twitter handle @Artii_M.
"Western Cape police are still gathering information on how the incident occurred. Reports from the ground suggest that the suspects have been apprehended in Khayamnandi in Stellenbosch.
"National Police (SAPS) department can now confirm an attempted cash-in-transit heist that left 1 police officer seriously injured during a shootout with the suspects. The officer sustained gunshot wounds in the upper body. 3 suspects have been arrested. And firearms retrieved," wrote Athi.
Meanwhile, South Africans have had this to say about the harrowing clip and the fact that the police were able to make a quick recovery. Read a few of their comments below:
Good, the bag looks empty too."
"I live on the corner where the shootout happened in Stellenbosch. It was an insane hail of bullets. Still too nervous to leave the house."
"These guys are so relaxed, you'd swear they're changing a flat tire."
"People are risking their lives watching a few metres from the scene of crime and I see an old men just standing there and watching. Me I'll never."
Briefly News also reported that another robbery has hit a South African shopping and the latest video from a social media user is doing the rounds on social media. @YusufAbramjee has posted a video clip of robbers hijacking a jewellery store in Durban at a mall known as Pavillion Shopping Mall.
The video was posted on Thursday morning but it remains unclear when did the thugs made their entry into the shop or at the mall. Abramjee posted this statement on his Twitter timeline:
“Pavillion Shopping Mall, Durban: jewellery store robbed. #CrimeWatch.”
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