The joint work between police forces and community members led to the suspects’ arrest in Lombardy East.
BREAKING #CashInTransitHeist Active crime scene in Lombardy East. Police on scene. 7 suspects have been cornered in a house. There has been an exchange of gunfire. Arrests imminent. @eNCA pic.twitter.com/btq2LEVn15
— silindelo masikane (@Slindelo_M) February 8, 2019
A Twitter user @irisgirling shared how a neighborhood assisted in the arrest by sharing tip-offs of the suspects’ movements through the neighborhood via a Whatsapp group.
@crimeairnetwork Robbery involving 7 perps into Lombardy East
Thanks to SAPS, ZSS, Arrows & Blockwatch 6 arrested. 1 still on the loose. This wouldn't been possible without our WhatsApp network, location of last suspects movements tracked by residents and reported to role-players
— Feral (@irisgirling) February 8, 2019