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Seven suspects arrested in Lombardy East after failed cash-in-transit heist

The arrests were made after a failed cash-in-transit heist with the suspects running into a house.

Picture: Winnie Theletsane/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Seven suspects have been arrested in a foiled cash-in-transit heist in Lombardy East.

Residents say there were gunshots and police surrounded the house.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said: “A shoot out ensued between the police, the security and the suspects, with the latter ultimately cornered. Two victims were shot during the crossfire, one being a security officer and the other a female bystander. Both victims have been taken to hospital for medical attention.”

Residents in Lombardy East say they have been left traumatised after the shootout just outside their homes.

Police say the men got away with an undisclosed amount of money which has since been recovered.

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