Guard killed in foiled cash-in-transit heist
It is understood a group of armed suspects tried to rob a security van in Monte Vista.
CAPE TOWN - A security guard was shot and killed in a foiled cash-in-transit heist in Monte Vista, Cape Town police confirmed on Friday.
It is understood a group of armed suspects tried to rob a security van in the northern suburb earlier in the day.
Police spokesperson Tembinkosi Kinana says the suspects fled empty-handed.
"During the incident, one security guard was fatally wounded. We have opened a case of murder and armed robbery for investigation."
At the same time, the City of Cape Town says a policeman and a suspected gang member have been arrested in connection with a house robbery in Parow.
Law enforcement officials were alerted and found a group of people assaulting the two men.
They allegedly robbed the home on Thursday.
Bystanders handed over a police identification card and a plastic gun to the officials.
One of the men was an officer at the Elsies River police station, the city's JP Smith said.
"It is a great concern. Anytime there's collusion between police and the criminals, it takes us backward."