Robbery In Johannesburg Today: Rosettenville Robbery Photos and Videos Leaked On Social Media: 2 police officers are among the 25 suspects reportedly responsible for a fatal cash-in-transit heist in Rosettenville, Johannesburg South, on Monday afternoon (21st February 2022). The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) stated one of the 5 police officers who was injured in the incident has passed away. The officer was among a multidisciplinary team that included members of the metro police and the South African Police Service who were engaged in a heavy gunfire exchange with an armed cash heist gang connected to previous robberies. Follow More Update On Phoosi.com
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The scene was still being processed on Tuesday morning with Ipid saying the officers who survived the confrontation were too traumatized to talk. The death toll among the suspects stood at 8, as per Ipid, while 2 were critical in hospital. Among the 10 apprehended was a Batswana and a known mastermind behind many hits on cash vans. The Hawks in Limpopo stated it was not the same Batswana who emerged in the Mmabatho regional court in the month of August last year.
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That man was apprehended by the Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit, who connected the 22-year-old to several cash-in-transit and other thefts as well as an anonymous number of police murders in the year 2020. Grace Langa, the Ipid spokesperson said on Monday evening while forensic specialists were combing the area that “Bodies of the dead people are scattered all over; we discover some in the yards of people and outside neighbors gates.”
12 rifles belonging to the suspects were recovered at several locations near South Rand Hospital and the surrounding areas, including more than 100 projectile casings. Ipid stated about 15 officers were engaged in the shootout with the suspects.
Uptick In Cash Heist Stats Over Many Years
The latest crime statistics in South Africa released last week viewed 60 cash-in-transit thefts have happened from the month of October to December last year. In the year 2018, the Institute for Security Studies stated cash-in-transit robbery was one of the fastest-growing forms of disturbed robbery in South Africa. At the time, data from the South African Banking Risk Information Information Centre viewed that these types of crime increased by 110% over 4 years.
A series of apprehends after special operations were carried out over the past few months have caused a number of successes. There are though hints that suspects implicated in some of the crimes are constant repeat offenders who are out on bail. These include members of the police service and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).