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Stabilisation Operations on CIT's Yield Positive Results

Pretoria: 17 July 2018 - The stabilisation operations around the country to deal with serious and violent crimes, particularly cash-in-transit robberies, has again proved to be very successful.

Today, around midday, two security officers were robbed just after they had collected money at a filling station in Douglasdale, Johannesburg. They were accosted and robbed by two unknown suspects who fled the scene in a white sedan with a firearm belonging to the one of the security guards as well as two cash boxes.

Immediately after a report was received by police, a multidisciplinary team consisting of various units, including the SAPS airwing were mobilised, to support the Johannesburg West Cluster police.

They cordoned off the area near Diepsloot, forcing the suspects to abandon their vehicle, which will be processed to determine the ownership and whether it is stolen or hijacked. The police found an unlicensed rifle inside the vehicle which will be sent for ballistic testing to determine if it was used in the commission of other crimes.

The informal settlement of Diepsloot was cordoned off and combed by the various SAPS units and at least one suspect was arrested and the two cash boxes containing undisclosed amount of money were recovered.

This is not the first time that alleged robbers are arrested within a short space of time after robberies and attempted robberies are committed. Just last week the police arrested more than 20 suspects linked to CIT robberies and attempted robberies committed in Hammanskraal, Boksburg and Dobsonville just days before their arrest. During the arrests various calibers of firearms, vehicles and cash were also seized.

The impact of over 100 high performance vehicles handed over by the Minister of Police to various provinces, from the beginning of June are also contributing to the rapid response of police to crime scenes of serious and violent crimes.

"Minister of Police commends swift reaction by members in blue. We will continue to remain resolute in our efforts to combat crime and protect South Africans until they feel safe and secure" said Minister Bheki Cele

"The arrest of the suspect and recovery of the vehicle, firearm and stolen money is a clear indication that we will not allow criminals any space to maneuver". said General Kehla Sitole

The search for the second suspect is still continuing. The arrested uspect will appear in court soon.

Reneilwe Serero - 071 492 0073
Colonel Brenda Muridili - 071 686 9425

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