A Gauteng Traffic Officer patrolling the R25 Road in Edenvale managed to singlehandedly stop an ongoing cash-in-transit heist at the Greenstone Mall.
The officer got a tip-off from a community member about a cash-in-transit heist at the shopping center on Friday, June 25.
“The officer proceeded to the mall and upon arrival, a shootout started by robbers ensued and suspects fled the scene.
Upon further inspection, the officer noticed that a cash in transit van belonging to Cash solutions was caused to be involved in an accident by a Grey BMW. The officer found the Grey BMW and a Lexus suspected to be used by the robbers,” said the Gauteng Traffic Police.
The officer found explosives in the BMW believed to be used to rob the cash in transit van.
Heist suspects wanted
The suspects are still at large, and investigation continues at this stage. The Gauteng Traffic Police has applauded the officer’s bravery.
“The Gauteng Traffic Police would like to commend the officer for stopping the cash in transit suspects in their tracks to commit robbery in Greenstone. This demonstrates our unwavering zeal to root out crime in the province,” said Sello Maremane, Gauteng Traffic Police Spokesperson.
“The Gauteng Traffic Police appeal to the members of the public who might have information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact their nearest police station. Lastly, we appeal to the members of the public not to try and apprehend these criminals when spotted as they are dangerous,” added Sello Maremane.