Police reservist arrested for Boksburg cash heist

Police have killed five suspects during a shootout following an Cash-in-transit heist, in Dawn Park near Springs, this morning. Two others have been arrested. Police Minister Bheki Cele is at the scene. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - A police reservist has been arrested for his alleged role in a cash heist in Dawn Park.

Five suspected robbers were subsequently killed in a shootout with police while two others were arrested.

Robbers held up security guards and stole an undisclosed amount of money on Wednesday morning.

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They then fled to a safe house in Dawn Park, which allegedly belongs to the police officer.

Police followed a tip-off and a shoot-out ensued outside the house.

Some of the money has since been recovered.

Police have confiscated four unlicensed firearms with ammunition.