Teenager shot dead during a cash-in-transit robbery at Elim mall


By Staff Reporter

ELIM – A 16-year-old girl was shot dead during a “brazen” cash-in-transit robbery at Elim Mall under Vhembe District on Monday, 8 May 2023 at about 10h00.

According to the information, security guards from a cash in transit company were collecting money at one of the local stores in the mall when they were ambushed by unknown armed suspects who opened fire on them and robbed them of cash.

During the robbery, the security officials retaliated and a shootout ensued. In the process, a 16-year-old girl and 26-year-old man were shot and seriously injured. They were taken to hospital where the 16-year-old succumbed to her injuries.

The Police in Waterval , launched a massive manhunt for an unknown number of armed robbers who robbed security guards of an undisclosed amount of money and got away in a white Toyota Hilux Super cab.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers ordered a massive Manhunt for the suspects and appeal to the community to provide the information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects. “When we stick together, nothing can defeat us. It is high time that the criminals realize that they have no room to operate in our society”,concluded General  Scheepers.

Anyone with information that can assist the Police to arrest the suspects involved is requested to contact Waterval Detective-Commander Captain Mabunda on 0825657901 or the Crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police Station or MySAPSApp.

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