Scene of attempted CIT robbery scene in Fordsburg. VIDEO pic.twitter.com/YsO1iF9abf
Johannesburg - A botched cash-in-transit robbery in Fordsburg left a police officer and community member injured, police said on Friday.
The incident reportedly happened at around 9am after police were alerted to a cash-in-transit heist incident unfolding between Dolly Radebe and Mint road.
Provincial police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said that upon arrival, the police's K9 unit were confronted by a group of armed men.
"Upon seeing the police, the suspects opened fire and a shootout ensued between them and police officers.
"The suspects had already taken an undisclosed amount of money but during the shootout, dropped the boxes of cash before fleeing in a dark grey Almera and white VW Jetta 6."
A police officer and community member were left injured and had to be transported to hospital for further treatment.
Masondo confirmed that a case of attempted robbery has since been opened and that police were currently looking for the group of men.
"We suspect that some of suspects were wounded following the incident and we appeal to community members to alert us should they come across suspicious men or vehicles with bullet-holes."