A suspect has been apprehended while others fled the scene of a botched cash heist in the East End earlier today, Friday 26 February.

AFTER THE FAILURE OF A ROBBERY, THE SUSPECT REMAINED ON THE RUN

10 minutes before 17:00 today, unknown attackers tried to kill a large number, but nothing happened.

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According to a statement made by Ekurhuleni District SAPS Liaison Officer Captain N. Sekgobela, at 4.50pm, a white G4S car with registration number GP was shot dead by unknown suspects driving a Mercedes Benz at Lliba, Tembisa, opposite the sports ground on the new road.

POLICE DETAILS OF THE ARRESTING OF OTHERS

“The 51-year-old complainant claimed that on the above day and time, he was traveling with his 31-year-old crew member from Tembisa to Kaalfontein, Kempton Park when the incident occurred,” Sekgobela explained.

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She went on to explain that while driving through the Lilibo precinct in Tembisa, opposite the sports ground, a white unregistered Mercedes Benz approached them from the front on the driver’s side and rammed into their vehicle.

Sekgobela said while the driver was still looking for the Benz, unknown suspects fired at the vehicle.

“One bullet entered the front windshield on the corner and the other entered the right side near the driver.”

Sekgobela

A G4S vehicle was fired upon during an attempted robbery in Tembisa. Photo: SAPS/ VOT (Facebook).

The driver managed to make it to Evergreen Market despite being riddled with bullet holes.

Fortunately, neither the driver nor his crew members were injured. Sekgobela also said that the money was not taken and the suspect was arrested.

“This car (Mercedes Benz) was later found burnt near the Emfilweni Cemetery in Thembis, allegedly by the suspects”

Sekgobela

Police are appealing to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the remaining suspects to come forward or report anonymously on 08600 10111 or call Tembisa SAPS on 011 920 8000.

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