12 Armed Men Arrested After Shootout With Cops, Robbery Foiled in Benoni

12 Armed Men Arrested After Shootout With Cops, Robbery Foiled in Benoni

  • 12 Men have been arrested following a shootout with the police who foiled an alleged robbery in Benoni
  • Police were alerted to an alleged robbery at a transport business. The Highway Patrol, Johannesburg Flying Squad and K9 Unit responded
  • Four men were arrested two days before in a similar operation when police foiled another robbery

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JOHANNESBURG - A gang of 12 men were arrested by the South African Police Service following a shootout in Benoni. Police arrived at the scene and foiled an alleged robbery.

Police were alerted to an alleged robbery at a transport business. The Highway Patrol, Johannesburg Flying Squad and K9 Unit responded.

The gang of men were in the process of leaving with trailer full of copper when the police arrived resulting in a shootout.

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Police officers arrested 12 armed men and foiled an alleged robbery. Photo credit: South African Police Service
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Another shootout two days earlier

This comes two days after another robbery was foiled in Sebokeng where four suspects were taken into custody.

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The SAPS shared the news of the arrest on their official Facebook page.

"Police crime intelligence team received information about a business robbery that was to be committed at a liquor store in Sebokeng Zone 14 on Thursday. A team comprising of Crime Intelligence Unit, Sedibeng Task Team, Sedibeng Tactical Response Team, Sedibeng K9 Unit and Sedibeng Flying Squad kept a close observation, monitoring the suspects."

Social media users shared their reaction to the news of the arrest in the comment section

Nwamgwena Johannah Makhubele:

"Good joboooo.God will continue to protect you all for the sake of your families while arresting those criminals. Well done officers ."

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Phuti Wa le Khosi:

"Well done comrades and please remove those drug dealers as well we plead with you guys to clean our country and if possible search and confirm citizenship."

Tebogo Oliphant:

"At least Saps has members who have integrity who are not bribed...well-done to the provincial commissar Gen Elias Mawela his leadership has contributed a lot to the Gauteng province."

Collins Nkuna:

"Guns are like cellphones nowadays easily accessible and the criminals are doing as they wish, the police are doing their job well and they will be disappointed by the justice system."

"Becoming worse": Zim national nabbed for supplying fake IDs from Hillbrow flat

Earlier, Briefly News reported that the South African Police Service in Gauteng has cracked down on a Zimbabwean national who ran a fake "Home Affairs" office in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

The fraudster is said to have been creating fake identification documents, driver's licences, bank cards, SASSA cards and more, all from the comfort of his own apartment.

Lt-Gen Elias Mawela, SAPS Gauteng provincial commissioner, stated that the police received tip-offs from members of the public while carrying out foot patrol as part of operation O Kae Molao ("Where Is the Law"), according to TimesLIVE.

Source: Briefly News

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