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gunNews24 reports that one police officer was shot dead, while two Fidelity guards and two bystanders were wounded during a cash-in-transit robbery in Hillbrow, Johannesburg on Thursday.  

Police said in a statement that several unknown suspects attacked and fired shots at a parked cash-in-transit vehicle and fled the scene, taking an undisclosed amount of money.  SAPS Hillbrow Cluster members and the Johannesburg Metro Police Department responded and pursued the getaway vehicles. A shootout between the police and the suspects ensued.  Fidelity CEO Wahl Bartmann confirmed that two of their guards had been shot and wounded during the robbery.  Bartmann indicated that the guards went to pick up money at a shop in Hillbrow when they were robbed.  Six suspects have since been arrested - two of whom were also wounded in the shootout.

  • Read this report by Iavan Pijoos and Christina Pitt in full at News24

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