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sapsThe Citizen reports that a SA Police Services (SAPS) officer survived a hail of bullets in a gun battle with cash-in-transit robbers in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

The shootout happened on the N2 Highway northbound, just before the KwaMashu Highway off-ramp on Thursday morning. Police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda said an unknown number of suspects, who were travelling in multiple vehicles and targeting a cash delivery truck, without any notice opened fire on the police officer’s unmarked bakkie which was driving behind the money vehicle. “The police officer, who was on his way to an early operation in Inanda, and wearing his protective gear, tactically returned fire and found his way out of the vehicle and took cover. The officer also managed to stop other motorists who could have become unsuspecting victims of the brazen criminals. The criminals went on to blow the cash delivery truck open and made way with an undisclosed amount of money. The cash in transit security guards were left unharmed, although they were robbed of their three firearms, one of which was a rifle,” Netshiunda reported. Earlier this week, two suspected cash-in-transit robbers were shot dead when they started a gunfight with police in Phoenix in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Faizel Patel at The Citizen

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