Cop killed, 6 arrested after Hillbrow cash van heist

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File: The ANC would lay criminal charges against racist South Africans at the Hillbrow police station in Johannesburg.

JOHANNESBURG - A police officer has been shot dead during a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist in Hillbrow in central Johannesburg.

Two security guards and two bystanders were wounded in the Thursday’s incident.

Police said suspects fired shots at a parked CIT van and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

A shootout ensued when officers pursued the getaway car.

Six suspects in total were arrested.