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Police Foil Sandton Heist

Police car/van. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter.

Police said 19 suspects have been arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery and hijacking in Kelvin, north of Johannesburg.

The arrests were made after police foiled a truck hijacking.

It was carrying cellphones with an estimated value of about R60-million.

A security guard and one suspect were killed during a shootout.

Firearms including three R-5 assault rifles and two AK-47’s rifles were recovered on the scene.

Police are searching for more suspects.

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