In a shocking incident at the Total Garage intersection of Rev Namane and Flint Mazibuko Streets in Hospital View, Tembisa, a daring group of approximately twenty heavily armed criminals, including two women, executed a bold ATM and dropsafe bombing operation.
The audacious theft unfolded as the culprits, utilizing four vehicles, approached the ATM and dropsafe head-on, employing explosives to carry out their criminal enterprise. The reverberating explosion caught the attention of a passing Tembisa police patrol van, prompting them to investigate. As the criminals opened fire on the police, the situation escalated rapidly, resulting in the driver sustaining a gunshot wound to the right leg.
Upon the arrival of reinforcements from the Ivory Park SAPS, the scene descended into chaos as the suspects, undeterred, engaged in a fierce gunfight. Despite the injured officer’s quick retreat and call for assistance, the suspects blocked the police vehicle, forcing law enforcement officers into a deadly confrontation.
Tragically, one police officer paid the ultimate price, losing their life from injuries sustained during the intense altercation. This harrowing incident underscores the grave risks faced by police officers in their tireless efforts to ensure public safety.
As further details unfold, the Total Garage robbery stands as a somber reminder of the persistent threats posed by criminal elements within our communities, sparking urgent calls for enhanced security measures and increased collaboration among authorities.
Total Garage, corner Rev Namane and Flint Mazibuko Streets, Hospital View, Tembisa:
About twenty heavily armed supects, including two ladies, using four vehicles, bombed an ATM and dropsafe.
Shortly after the explosion, a police patrol vehicle from Tembisa drove past the…
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) November 17, 2023