Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Gang robs cash van and shoots cop

By Tando Mfengwana
31 October 2006

A gang of 15 robbers used a truck to smash a 10-ton truck into a Cash Paymaster Services vehicle on Monday.

They then shot a police officer on the scene and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

The incident took place on the R614 road between Wartburg and Tongaat.

Police spokesperson inspector Michael Read, said that the cash vehicle had overturned after it had been smashed into by a truck and overturned.

The truck was followed by a 4x4 vehicle at about 8:30 in the morning.

Fifteen men armed with AK47’s and shotguns got out and opened fire on the on the four guards.

The Mercury reports that a police constable who had arrived at the scene of the incident was shot in the chest.

He was transported to Victoria Hospital in Tongaat. He is in a critical but in a stable condition in hospital.

The report says that the gang fled the scene after hijacking another bakkie that was passing by, and it was found abandoned nearby.

The serious and Violent Crimes Unit, the SAPS Airwing, Dog Unit and Emergency Services searched for the gang, but no arrest have been made.


At Thursday, 14 June, 2007, Anonymous manvan said...

I hear a lot about such stories and feel sorry for victims. Why other people are so cruel? HOw they can do it?

At Wednesday, 20 June, 2007, Anonymous Van Man said...

I do want police catch this criminal, he is very dengerous for society and must be stopped.

At Wednesday, 20 June, 2007, Anonymous Man Van said...

It must be horrible to those poor mans in the van. I hope police can catch the robbers.

At Thursday, 09 August, 2007, Anonymous man with a van said...

It's very sad to know that such cruel people like this gang live in our society and are not punished... But I believe one day he'll be punished. How can he do like this? I guess he forgot that he is human being and behaves like an animal or even worse.

At Monday, 13 August, 2007, Anonymous Van Sales said...

Unfortunately cash vans are ofter under the threat of robberies. Vans are less secured then banks or shops, but I believe cash vans must be equipped better in order to provide good conditions for cash van guards.


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