This morning a 44-year-old Warrant Officer who worked for the Hawks has been killed during a Cash-In-Transit robbery in Mahikeng, North West Province.
The armed suspects were driving a “Mercedes Benz and a Ford Ranger,” when they targetted a CIT vehicle traveling down Lichtenberg Road. In their mission to gain access, they unleashed a barrage of explosives.
The Hawks and National Intervention unit were called and attended the scene. Upon arrival, the suspects fled the scene in their vehicle. Police continued to pursue the suspects in a now “high-speed chase”.
The Police lost track of the Mercedes during the chase. The Ford Ranger was still in the sights when a shootout began. The 44-year-old Warrant Officer was shot dead when a bullet hit her in the head, three civilians were also reported to be injured.
At this stage, no arrests have been made. Police units have been alerted throughout the country.
“I have directed that our various police units throughout the country be on the lookout for these suspects,” said General Sitole.