Guard killed in heist

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April 4, 2017
Guard killed in heist

SCENE: Drama on the Cape Flats

A gang of 18 armed robbers shot and killed a security guard while carrying out a cigarette heist.

The drama unfolded in Harmony Close, Hanover Park yesterday, just after 7.30am.

It is believed security guards of a cigarette company were carrying out a delivery when they were ambushed by the gang.

Police say the robbers opened fire on the guards, killing one.

The suspects fled with two firearms and cigarettes.

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut, explains: “Several suspects attacked the security of a cigarette delivery vehicle in Hanover Park.

“One security guard was fatally wounded.

“The suspects fled with two firearms and cigarettes and are yet to be arrested.”

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