Bystander shot and killed during cash robbery

Bystander shot and killed during cash robbery

A bystander was shot and killed during a cross pavement robbery outside an outlet in Eden Park in Gauteng.

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The incident happened on Sunday afternoon.

National Police spokesperson Athlenda Mathe says a group of armed men accosted the security officials of a cash solution company as they were collecting money from the business outlet.

“Reports from the scene indicate that during the ordeal, the armed men began randomly shooting towards the cash van before fleeing the scene on foot with at least three bags of cash.

Sadly, one innocent bystander, a 38-year-old man, was shot and killed and certified dead by medical emergency personnel at the scene,” explains Mathe.

She adds that other vehicles in the vicinity of the business outlet were shot at and damaged.

A manhunt has since been launched to search for suspects.

“Police have since embarked on the process to locate the family of the innocent bystander. His name will be released once his next of kin have all been informed.”


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