Citizen reporter
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8 Feb 2019
3:03 pm

Community watch Whatsapp group helps cops snag cash-in-transit suspects

Citizen reporter

The fled into the residential area where their movements were tracked and sent to law enforcement.

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There is currently an active crime scene in Lombardy East where seven suspects have reportedly been cornered in a house in the area.

Gunfire was also reportedly been exchanged between law enforcement and the suspects.

https://twitter.com/Slindelo_M/status/1093849147097128962

The confrontation reportedly began after an attempted cash-in-transit heist in Lyndhurst which saw the suspects flee after their attempt failed.

Twitter user @irisgirling shared how a neighbourhood watch Whatsapp group assisted in the arrest by sharing tip-offs of the suspects’ movements through the neighbourhood.

One suspect is still on the loose.

(Compiled by Kaunda Selisho)

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