PRETORIA – Police in Gauteng have activated the 72-hour activation plan following the murder of an innocent bystander during a Cross Pavement Robbery outside a business outlet in Eden Park, Gauteng.

This afternoon just after 12:30, a group of armed men accosted the security officials of a cash solution company as they were collecting money from the business outlet.

Reports from the scene indicate that during the ordeal, the armed men began randomly shooting towards the cash van before fleeing the scene on foot with at least three bags of cash.

Sadly, one innocent bystander, a 38-year-old man, was shot and killed and certified dead by medical emergency personnel at the scene.

Other vehicles in the vicinity of the business outlet were also shot at and damaged as a result of the shooting.

While all resources have been mobilized in a bid to apprehend those responsible for the armed robbery and murder of the innocent bystander, police are appealing to anyone with information on this crime to contact the Eden Park Police Station and or call the Crime Stop Hotline number on 0860010111.

Police have since embarked on the process to locate the family of the innocent bystander. His name will be released once his next of kin have all been informed.

Source: South African Police Service

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