Suspected Robber Fatally Wounded in Shootout With Security Officers on Garsfontein Bridge in Tshwane

Suspected Robber Fatally Wounded in Shootout With Security Officers on Garsfontein Bridge in Tshwane

  • A suspected house robber got into a shootout with security personnel in Tshwane after a robbery
  • The man was driving a Range Rover, which overturned on the Garsfontein Bridge
  • He jumped out, started shooting and was fatally wounded when the officers shot back

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years.

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Security officers in Garsfontein fatally shot a suspected criminal after a robbery. Images: Douglas Sacha and Jacob Wackerhausen
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A suspected criminal faced a security company in a shootout and did not make it out alive. The shootout happened on the N1 in Tshwane.

Security personnel shoot suspected robber

According to IOL, emergency personnel were called to the scene of a car crash on a bridge in Garsfontein. When they arrived, they found a few security vehicles securing the scene, and another car capsized. When they inspected the scene, they found a man with a fatal gunshot wound.

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Police reported that a house robbery had just taken place in Sinoville and security officers were alerted to the theft.

The security officers pursued a Range Rover allegedly involved in the robbery. They engaged in a high-speed highway chase and the Range Rover driver lost control of the vehicle, overturning the N1.

He reportedly got out of the car and immediately started shooting at the officers. The officers fired back and eventually, the shooter was fatally wounded. The cops found a gun with the serial number removed next to the suspect’s body.

South Africans share their views

Netizens on Facebook commented on the incident.

Franciska Isaacs said:

“Well done. Please stay safe, SAPS and securities.”

Colin Bridger pointed out:

“Let it be a warning to any other thugs.”

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Police involved in a shootout with CIT robbers in Durban

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that four suspected cash-in-transit heist robbers were killed after they got involved in a police shootout.

The Hawks led a joint operation after the men allegedly committed a spate of cash-in-transit heists in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The cops hunted them down and tracked them to a hideout in KwaMashu. The officers let the suspects know that they were on the property, but they allegedly responded by opening fire.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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