By Jonk wa Mashamba
Four CIT robbers aged between 30 and 45 were fatally wounded this afternoon, 30 October 2023 in a shootout with law enforcement agencies in Mmakau.
Three unlicensed firearms including a rifle were seized.
According to Colonel Katlego Mogale, the multi-disciplinary team received intelligence on a group of suspects planning to commit a cash in transit robbery between North West and Gauteng.
Mogale said the information was operationalised and led the team to the N4 highway where the identified suspects’ vehicle was observed.
“The suspects’ vehicle was spotted as it turned towards Mmakau. A high-speed chase and shootout ensued as soon as the suspects realised they are about to be captured.
“The suspects lost control of their vehicle and collided with a fence. Four of the suspects were fatally wounded and three unlicensed firearms, two handguns as well as a rifle were recovered from the scene,” he said.
Mogale said the multi-disciplinary team comprising of the Hawks Tactical Operations Management Section (TOMS), GAUTENG Traffic Saturation unit, Gauteng Traffic Police Chopper, Badboyz Security, Tracker Connect, CAP Specialised Operations, FRS-Falcon Risk Solutions, SAPS PHO Crime Intelligence, SAPS Anti-Gang Unit and SAPS Gauteng Tactical Response Team is applauded for foiling yet another would be cash in transit heist.