Four suspects who were believed to have been involved in a spate of cash in transit robberies in the eThekwini District were fatally wounded in a shootout with police on Friday morning, 6 October 2023.
A team comprised of various police disciplines and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) followed up information after the recent cash in transit heists and intelligence led the law enforcement officers to a house at the corner of Queen Nandi Drive and Sikhindi Road in KwaMashu which was believed to be a safe haven for the suspects.
When police announced their presence, the suspects started firing gunshots at the police, leaving the men of law with no other alternative but to return fire and a shootout ensued.
Four suspects sustained fatal gunshot wounds during the shootout.
The suspects, two of whom are from Limpopo province, were found in possession four firearms, an AK47 assault rifle, an R5 rifle and two pistol as well as numerous rounds of ammunition.
A large quantity of explosives, several vehicle number plates, some of them Limpopo registration plates as well as signal jammers were also found in possession of the suspects.
A manhunt continues for more suspects. The independent Police Investigative Directorate have been summoned for further investigations.
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