Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Bystander shot after attempted cash-in-transit heist

By Tarryn Le Chat

A bystander was wounded during a attempt cash-in-transit robbery in Steenberg yesterday.

According to the Cape Times, the botched attempt occured at the intersection of Prince George drive and Military Road.

Police said a group of eight to 12 armed men tried to rob a Fedility cash van. A white Mercedes-Benz, a black Nissan Hardbody and a white Ford Bantam bakkie surrounded the cash van and forced it off the road.

Policemen patrolling in the vicinity rushed to the scene and shots were fired at them by the robbers. The armed men then drove off in the bakkies when the officers returned fire, leaving the mercedes at the scene.

The bakkies were found abandoned in Chad Road near the Retreat railway station.


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