ON 2021-03-05 Police received tip off information regarding a possible ATM Bombing at steelport complex. The crime intelligence members responded swiftly to the information provided.As members approached the entrance gate of the complex, they heard a loud sound coming from the complex and members tactically took possessions.
The suspects noticed the presence of the Operational teams and they started shooting at the members.Operational teams retaliated and fatally wounded two suspects and recovered one shotgun.
Members proceeded to search for other suspects who vanished in the bushes but they didn’t manage to find the remaining suspects.
Members recovered five boxes full of cigarettes as suspects dropped them when fleeding the scene,estimated to the amount of R+-40 000,00.
Members went inside the complex and while observing found that one safe inside Boxer store was blown open and the other one was partly damaged.No cash loss was reported from boxer Regional manager.
Team members proceeded to Pep Cell store and noticed that the door was widely opened and noticed that two safes at Pep store is still having explosives.
Police investigations still continuing.