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Cops foil armed robbery at DSV distribution centre in Jet Park, nab 16 suspects

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Gauteng police foiled a planned business robbery targeting DSV distribution centre in Jet Park, Boksburg on Tuesday night, Boksburg following a shoot out with the suspects.

Together with private security, the police worked on the operation on Tuesday night, where they kept observation and subsequently spotted the suspects’ vehicles whereafter a shoot-out ensued … A takedown was executed and this resulted in the arrest of 16 suspects and recovery of 8 firearms.

“Two vehicles, an Iveco panel van and a VW Caddy, both confirmed as stolen and fitted with false registration plates, were seized,” said Peters.

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The recovered firearms and the suspects are being subjected to further profiling to establish if they are linked to other crimes.

The police’s Mathapelo Peters said some of the suspects were also linked to other business robberies and crimes.

“General Mawela emphasised that the number of suspects, and more so the illegal firearms recovered, confirmed that criminals would not think twice to lethally wipe out any obstruction or threat to their criminal plans.

“Intercepting this business robbery is highly commendable as it underscores the police’s decisiveness in addressing trio crimes that cover house and business robberies, as well as hijackings.”

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