Police still on cash heist scene

Bloemfontein - Police were still at the scene of a foiled cash-in-transit heist during which five robbers were shot dead, said Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko on Friday.

A group of robbers in various vehicles rammed into a Protea Coin van at a busy intersection just outside Virginia at lunchtime.

The roads at the intersection lead to Virginia, Welkom and Hennenman or Bultfontein.

Early indications were that five robbers were shot during the shoot-out with police.

Mamaloko said eight other robbers were arrested.

Police were looking for more robbers who managed to escape.

Mamaloko said police also recovered vehicles used in the heist attempt.

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Deepandsoulfulhouse DjVido Buka 2014/08/22 04:06:57 PM
Well Done SAPS
Christina Setloboko 2014/08/22 04:15:26 PM
Good 5 shot dead, though i wish they could have shot all dead, anyway bravo the police.
Tshepi Yum-Yum Mgutshini318 2014/08/22 04:15:34 PM
Some cops really do try do their jobs!
Hauke Liefferink 2014/08/22 04:16:55 PM
Well done cops, you rock we luv u!
Dave Fernandes 2014/08/22 04:17:23 PM
Great news to start the weekend. Damn only 5 of the 13 were taken care of. So we still have 8 in the system that will eat up taxpayer money. Well done never a less SAPS. Some of the unsung heroes of society.
Justice Marcus Mj Thobela 2014/08/22 04:26:21 PM
well done but they must go to zuma and recover the money he stole
Totch Totch 2014/08/22 04:31:31 PM
Now we talking! Well done.
Brent Van de Stadt 2014/08/22 04:36:56 PM
What's the difference between these crims and Zuma .....blue collar crime VS White collar crime . I say give them both the rope .
Tso Sesing 2014/08/22 04:37:19 PM
Give those policemen a Bells. Criminals shud think twice before committing crimes. Just wanda how of those criminals were off - duty police
Alton Small 2014/08/22 04:39:30 PM
Thats how you do it, no court time tax money saved.