Police shoot dead 5 robbers in Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein - Police shot dead five cash in transit robbers in Bloemfontein on Friday, the Hawks said.

"Five are down. Eight are arrested," said spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko said.

He told SAfm the police received information that a Protea Coin van had been robbed by a group of heavily armed men in Henneman road.

"We were caught in fire with them and we managed to fatally shoot five of them," said Ramaloko.

Eight robbers were arrested.

The conditions of the robbers who were shot were not immediately known.

Ramaloko said police also recovered vehicles that were used in the heist attempt.

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Akhenaten 2014-08-22 02:45:42 PM
Well done SAPS. That's the way forward until crime is under control.
Trevor Whitehead 2014-08-22 02:46:07 PM
Gary Guy 2014-08-22 02:46:08 PM
Give those police a bells! Pity about the eight though!
Teko Mohaeka 2014-08-22 02:47:08 PM
Doom for blood thirsty mosquitos
Collins Nkuna 2014-08-22 02:47:20 PM
Well done and you have done a tremendous job by shooting and arresting the remaining criminals
Charlene Botha 2014-08-22 02:47:29 PM
Fantastic! Keep up the good work SAPS!
Tseky Lovelace 2014-08-22 02:48:08 PM
Wow! its gonna be a lovely wiknd without 5 robbers :-)
Morne Swart 2014-08-22 02:48:41 PM
Bliksem, dit is goeie nuus.
Mike Kirk 2014-08-22 02:50:45 PM
GOOD !!!!!
Chris Buchner 2014-08-22 02:51:53 PM
Will the police be taken to court again like marikana? Seems like if the police kill more than 2 armed men then you go to court...