A policeman and security guard wounded and three suspects arrested as police foil a robbery

A policeman and a security guard were wounded and three suspects subsequently arrested when police foiled a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist in Khayamandi in Stellenbosch just outside Cape Town.

A group of armed men attacked a CIT vehicle in Macassar and wounded a security guard in an attempt to rob the cash-in-transit vehicle.

Police reinforcements comprising of local police, TRT and air support responded immediately foiling the robbery but a chase and a shootout ensued creating multiple scenes between Macassar, Mfuleni and Stellenbosch in which a 39-year-old Sergeant from the SAPS was wounded.

The suspects were tracked down to Khayamandi taxi rank in Stellenbosch. Three suspects were arrested and five firearms including three AK-47 rifles as well as five vehicles were seized in Stellenbosch. Two of the vehicles were hijacked by the suspects as they fled the Macassar scene.

Source: South African Police Service