Two men were arrested and money and guns seized following a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist in the Western Cape
The heist suspects stole a police van and used it as a getaway vehicle, before being cornered by police during a dramatic shootout on Monday evening.
A “hot pursuit” followed, during which the suspects lost control of the van and crashed. They abandoned the damaged vehicle and fled on foot in different directions.
The office of the National Police Commissioner confirmed that two suspects – aged 37 and 43 respectively – were arrested for allegedly being part of the heist, which took place in Klapmuts.
The provincial commissioner was directed to implement SAPS’ 72-hour activation plan to apprehend the remaining suspects.
Police recovered two assault rifles, a revolver and a bag with money containing an undisclosed amount of cash after the chase.